Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 12 January 2021
FOLLOWING an ‘extremely high response’ of interest in those wanting to become Volunteer Vaccination Marshals for the newly-announced vaccination centre coming to Hinckley town centre, the application form to apply to help out has had to temporarily close.
The submission forms have been temporarily closed by Next Generation Hinckley, who are helping Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council with the vaccination site, as those who have applied to help out already now need to be contacted accordingly.
In a statement issued on social media today (12 January), a spokesperson for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council said: “The wonderful support and kindness of every person in the borough who has contacted and registered over the past week has been overwhelming!”
The Council have assured those who have signed up that they will be contacted, despite the high number of applicants, even if it they do no get in touch immediately and this is as this is a normal part of their process – this is because it may take a few weeks to follow up with all registrations, as they need to contact everyone who has applied to discuss further suitability of the necessary role requirements.
The Council will contact applicants who have already applied if there is an over subscription of volunteers, to advise that registration will be put on hold.
The Vaccination Centre could stay in the town centre for a minimum total of six months or so, so applicants may be asked to stay ‘on standby’ and be called upon further down the line, if necessary.