Census 2021

Census 2021
Barley Parish Council

Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

 

Households across Barley will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

 

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the

exception of 1941.

 

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.

 

“A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed,” Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said. 

 

“This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”

 

Census day will be on March 21, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March. 

 

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

 

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations. 

 

For more information, visit census.gov.uk.

Barley Surgery, part of Granta Medical Practices
Granta Medical Practices - June news

COVID-19 Vaccinations Update

 

Have you had your first Covid vaccination yet?  If not, and you are in a cohort between 1 and 6, please contact us as soon as possible to arrange an appointment.

 

If you fall into one of the cohorts 7 to 12, please ring 119 or go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ where you can directly book your first dose appointment at a central vaccination centre.

 

If you need to book your second dose, NHS England guidelines state that patients should return to the venue where they had their first vaccination, as the second dose will be allocated and sent to that original venue.

 

As always, if any of the Covid vaccination guidelines change we will let you know via our website www.grantamedicalpractices.co.uk and our social media platforms. However, please don’t hesitate to contact us direct if you do not have access to the internet.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and kind words, as well as all the biscuits, chocolates and other lovely treats. The goodwill shown to us whilst we deliver the vaccines means so much to all of us.    

 

 

Sandra East, Head of Patient Services

Email: sandra.east@nhs.net Direct dial: 01223 627743

Royston Community Transport (cropped)
Update from Royston & District Community Transport

From Monday 12 April Community Transport should be back to normal - barring last minute Government change of mind of course!

 

We are once again available for hairdresser and similar appointments, shopping trips, gym, and social visits (as long as they are meeting up outdoors or at a garden centre), BUT we will keep our precautions as before - our rules for one household per car remains, preferably with one person in the back although we are flexible to take carers or allow sitting in a front seat if back seat is too difficult, and of course, don’t forget your face mask.

 

As usual we will try our best to meet your needs, please ring the office on (01763) 245228 between 9:00am and 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

 

We look forward to seeing you again…