Royal Mail Group – 2021 Free Flu Vaccination Voucher Scheme and On-Site Clinics:
LTB 341/21 published initial information regarding the further improved, Royal Mail Group 2021 ‘Free Flu Vaccination Voucher Scheme’ offer to all employees. This is the fourth year RMG have offered a ‘free flu jab’ scheme to CWU Members.
The 2021 RMG Flu Voucher Scheme Summary
- The NHS are extending the groups eligible for a free flu vaccination this year.
- Digital flu vaccination vouchers made available for all colleagues redeemable in 4,000 outlets which is over double the amount available last year and will include pharmacies, supermarkets etc.
- On-site flu jab clinics are to be provided at 110 of Royal Mail Group’s largest units (Royal Mail and Parcelforce etc.,) see details below.
- Agency staff will again be included this year.
All RMG employees will receive a letter to home by 1 October 2021 which will include a link to access a digital voucher online.
Free NHS Vaccination
The NHS has extended the availability of free NHS provided flu jabs, expanding the groups eligible for a free vaccination. Eligible members are advised to take advantage of the NHS scheme if they qualify under the below groups, as follows:
- Those aged 50 years and over.
- Those under 50 years old in clinically ‘at risk’ groups.
- Pregnant women and carers.
- Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals.
On-Site Flu Clinics In Royal Mail And Parcelforce Largest Units
On-site flu clinics will be available in 110 Royal Mail Group sites. These are made up of the 90 largest sites plus 20 high impact units as identified by the RMG Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing. The units due to have an on-site flu clinic are being advised imminently and will be provided with further information and support from RMG Occupational Health HQ.
Note: The listed clinics are for the identified sites employees only and digital vouchers are available for all employees.
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South Region – 58 SitesNorth/SouthSectorPC AreaLocation (Office)SouthCentral and East LondonECMount Pleasant Mail CentreSouthCentral and East LondonECRoyal Mail FarringdonSouthCentral and East LondonECW1 DO Mount PleasantSouthCentral and East LondonRMRomford Mail CentreSouthCroydon and SEBNBrighton DOSouthCroydon and SEBNHove DOSouthCroydon and SECRCroydon DOSouthCroydon and SECRCroydon Mail CentreSouthCroydon and SERHGatwick Mail CentreSouthCroydon and SESEGreenwich SDOSouthEssex and AngliaCMChelmsford Mail CentreSouthEssex and AngliaCOColchester DOSouthEssex and AngliaIPIpswich DOSouthEssex and AngliaNRNorwich Mail CentreSouthEssex and AngliaSSSouthend MLOSouthHome Counties NorthALSt Albans DOSouthHome Counties NorthALWelwyn Garden City PDOSouthHome Counties NorthHPHome Counties North Mail CentreSouthHome Counties NorthLULuton DOSouthHome Counties NorthSGStevenage DOSouthHome Counties NorthWDRickmansworth PDOSouthHome Counties SouthSWRoyal Mail Pensbury PlaceSouthHome Counties SouthTWJubilee Mail CentreSouthMedwayCTCanterbury DOSouthMedwayDADartford DOSouthMedwayMEMedway Mail CentreSouthMedwayTNTonbridge DOSouthSouth CoastBHDorset Mail CentreSouthSouth CoastPOPortsmouth MPUSouthSouth CoastSOSouthampton Mail CentreSouthSouth CoastSOWinchester DOSouthSouth WalesCFAberdare DOSouthSouth WalesCFCardiff Mail CentreSouthSouth WalesSASwansea Mail CentreSouthSouth WestBABath DOSouthSouth WestBSBristol Mail CentreSouthSouth WestBSSW Distribution CentreSouthSouth WestBSWestbury on Trym DOSouthSouth WestEXExeter Mail CentreSouthSouth WestGLCheltenham DOSouthSouth WestGLTewkesbury DOSouthSouth WestPLPlymouth Mail CentreSouthSouth WestPLRoyal Mail Plymouth Contact CentreSouthSouth WestTRFalmouth DOSouthThames ValleyHAEdgware DOSouthThames ValleyNWNW1 DOSouthThames ValleyNWPFW London Central LDSouthThames ValleyNWPrincess Royal Dist. CentreSouthThames ValleyNWWest London Delivery CentreSouthThames ValleyRGReading DOSouthThames ValleyRGWest Reading DOSouthThames ValleySLHeathrow Worldwide Dist CentreSouthThames ValleySLInternational Logistics CentreSouthThames ValleySLSlough Mail CentreSouthThames ValleySNSwindon Mail CentreSouthThames ValleyUBGreenford Mail CentreSouthThames ValleyUBNortholt DOSouthThames ValleyUBUxbridge DO
There will be a joint communication and promotion campaign launched promoting the ‘Free Flu Voucher’ scheme to all employees from Royal Mail and the Unions raising awareness of the scheme and encouraging take-up.
The communications campaign is planned to begin in September with the Flu Voucher letters arriving in early October.
Communications will be aligned to the Government Flu Jab scheme for this year as summarised above.
So a further improvement has been made in both the NHS and RMG schemes this year and hopefully this will encourage a greater take-up especially following the Coronavirus pandemic.
Considering the risk of flu and Covid-19 co-circulating this winter, we are encouraging members to have the flu jab to reduce their risk of getting flu, becoming unwell and passing it onto family, friends and work colleagues.
Having the flu vaccine is the best defence against the virus and increases people’s chance of having better health outcomes. It is advised to have the jab as early as possible before the flu virus becomes widespread in the autumn and winter months across the UK.
Further details and communications will be issued in due course.
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer