Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Vaccination Scams – A Warning from the NHS

Criminals are using the Covid-19 vaccinations as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing-looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly, pretending to be from the NHS or local pharmacy.
People are warned to be alert to these scams:
The NHS will -

  • NEVER ask for payment – the vaccine is free;
  • NEVER ask for your bank details;
  • NEVER arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine;
  • NEVER ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport.

Be alert to:

  • Fake Text Messag
  • Fake Phone Calls;
  • Fake web-sites;
  • Fake visitors calling in person.

NHS Vaccine Scam Texts

NHS Vaccine Scam Texts


Scammers continue to exploit the confusion and urgency of the coronavirus pandemic to commit fraud on unsuspecting victims - this time by way of a fake text claiming the recipient can get a dose of one of the newly-approved vaccines.

The bogus message, seen below, states that the recipient is entitled to a vaccine and to receive more information they should click on the link in blue.

Read more: NHS Vaccine Scam Texts

Christmas Bubbles

bubble rainbow

The Tier-2 Restrictions that now cover the whole of Cambridgeshire will be relaxed over the Christmas period from 23rd to 27th December. During these 5 days it will be possible to form a ‘Christmas Bubble’ made up of a limited number of friends and family.

There are three main rules about Christmas Bubbles:

  • You can only be in one Christmas Bubble;
  • You cannot change your Christmas Bubble;
  • Your Christmas Bubble must not include people from more than 3 households.

Full details are on the Government website at –

Latest Covid-19 Guidance

This is guidance that applies to England only. If you live in an area where local restrictions are in place you should also consult the links below for information about what you can and can’t do to manage the outbreak.

It is critical that everybody observes the following key behaviours:




Local restriction tiers: what you need to know

Sets out the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2 December, including what you can and cannot do in each tier.

Find out the coronavirus restrictions in your area


National Restrictions up to 1st December 2020 - what you need to know


COVID-19 Guidance and Support

Social Distancing Easy Read

Face Coverings

There is a simple guide to making a face covering here. If you cannot find material that is suitable you can visit the Market Street Emporium where ready made cloth masks and material can be purchased.

A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. More information on using face coverings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is available.


Read more: Face Coverings