South Gloucestershire Over 50s Forum

Registered charity number: 1191820

Coronavirus Advice

Covid-19 Local and financial support for South Gloucestershire residents

Covid-19 has impacted many of us from financial issues, to emotional and wellbeing. We are here to listen and offer support. This leaflet details the various support available, however if you are unsure about what is available to you, please

book an appointment with one of our One Stop Shop staff who can talk through with you, in confidence, about your situation.

Book an appointment with a One Stop Shop Advisor:

Tel 01454 868009


Download this updated leaflet for more information.

Three new Covid 19 resources relating to Covid 19 vaccinations and testing

  1. A South Gloucestershire Covid 19 Vaccine information leaflet.
  2. A community poster 'Are you worried about testing positive?’
  3. New mobile testing Unit.

Keep yourself and others safe this autumn and winter

As autumn arrives, many of us will be thinking about the colder months and what we can do to keep ourselves healthy. Colds, flus and other respiratory illnesses are more common in colder months as people are indoors more often, allowing viruses to pass more easily from one person to another. This will also mean the risk of Covid-19 infection is higher. These infections, as well as cold weather can make some health problems worse and even lead to serious complications, especially if you are 65 or older, or if you have a long-term health condition.

Director of Public Health for South Gloucestershire, Sara Blackmore and Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, Toby Savage are therefore urging everyone in South Gloucestershire to take sensible and safe precautions to keep themselves and others safe.

Their advice is to:

More information about how to stay well this winter is available here How to stay well in winter - NHS (

Local information and guidance on Covid-19 testing, vaccination, and how to access financial support if you have been impacted by Covid-19, is available on our website

For dates and times of upcoming walk-in, appointment-free vaccination clinics around our region or to click through to the national booking system to book your vaccine, visit

Booster vaccine

People aged 50 years and over, care home residents, health and social care workers and younger people at risk (who have already had 2 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine) are being prioritised to receive a booster jab from 6 months after their second dose. This move will prolong the protection vaccines offer, particularly for those most vulnerable to Covid-19 as we head into the autumn and winter months.

The NHS will contact you when it is your turn to have a booster.

You can read more about the coronavirus (Covid-19) booster vaccine on the NHS website. Download more information here