Covid-19 vaccination clinics by boat, 29th Nov to 10th Dec – Boat Fire Safety packs also available

Once again, Julian House will be providing Covid-19 vaccination clinics on nb Litania from Monday 29th November to Friday 10th December 2021. You can get a first jab, second jab or a booster jab if you are eligible. You can just turn up. You do not need to be registered with a GP to get the jab. Please be aware that as this is a first come,first served clinic, there is a possibility that vaccinations might not be available. If you decide to get vaccinated after the floating clinics have finished, contact the NHS on 119. This is the timetable:

Bathampton, The George visitor mooring – Monday 29th November 10am-2pm

Bradford on Avon, The Lock Inn – Wednesday 1st December 10am-2pm

Caen Hill Marina – Friday 3rd December 10am-2pm

Devizes Wharf – Monday 6th December 10am-2pm

Honeystreet, The Barge Inn – Wednesday 8th December 10am-2pm

Pewsey Wharf – Friday 10th December 10am-2pm

Free hot drinks and refreshments will be available. Also available free of charge will be E-cigarette kits, Rapid Lateral Flow Covid test kits, Boat Fire Safety packs and a limited number of Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, who will also be on board to give fire safety advice. You can come along to collect any of these, even if you are not eligible for the vaccine. You can contact the Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service on 07946 200271 (Bath and NE Somerset) or 07498 723504 (Wiltshire).

The Fire and Rescue Service say: “We are keen to ensure that our members of the boating community are kept safe from fire. Unfortunately, we have witnessed several devastating incidents involving canal boats during the past few years. Although boat fires on inland waters are less common than fires on land, when they do occur, they can have devastating consequences. Boats are often in remote locations with difficult access, which may result in Fire-fighters taking longer to arrive at an incident.

In a bid to try and ensure you are kept safe from fire Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service provide FREE Boat Safety packs which contain information on boat fire safety and carbon monoxide safety. We have also included two smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide detector for Boaters to install in their boat. These alarms will alert you or others to the fact there is a fire or presence of carbon monoxide aboard your boat, they just might save you and your family’s lives”.


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