Volunteer marshals wanted for town vaccination centre

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 7 January 2021

HINCKLEY residents are being asked by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to help ‘make a difference’ by voluntarily become volunteer marshals for the new coronavirus vaccination centre that is coming to town.

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Whilst a number of people have already registered and applied to help out thanks to the ‘amazing efforts’ of Next Generation Hinckley, Voluntary Action, and the NHS, the Council need even more volunteers to help on-site to help meet their targets and see as many people through the doors as possible.

Volunteers marshals ensure that arrivals to the site go smoothly for those coming in to get vaccinated and identify those who require additional support.

Marshals further ensure the efficient flow of people to their clinical assessment, vaccination and exit, all whilst adhering to the social distancing guidelines that have been put in place.

Becoming a marshal will require those volunteering to commit to the role on at least two four-hour shifts at the site each month – no previous experience is needed, and free car parking will be available at the centre.

The exact whereabouts of the vaccination centre remains unknown to residents at the time of publication (7 January), however, the Council have revealed on Facebook that it will be in a site in Hinckley town centre.

In the social media plea for volunteers, the Council added: “You will be helping your community, friends and family, allowing us all once again to enjoy all the freedoms we all want so badly.”

Become a marshal

If you would like to register your interest to become a coronavirus marshal at the new vaccination centre, further information and a submission form can be found online at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/volunteermarshals.

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