Covid 19 - Update December 21 Please see below a message from the Department for Education in relation to the Omicron variant of COVID-19. We would appreciate any help you can offer in promoting this via your channels and sharing it as appropriate with your staff, settings, members and providers. “There is a new variant of COVID-19 - Omicron - which is highly infectious and spreading fast. Every adult in the country now needs to get a Covid-19 booster vaccine, because two doses of the vaccine are not enough to give the level of protection against infection we all need. Boosters give you the best possible protection against the virus and should significantly reduce your risk of serious illness and hospitalisation. “It is more important than ever to get vaccinated. Get your Covid-19 booster vaccine today to strengthen your protection. Get boosted now. Visit nhs.uk/covidvaccination.” If useful, communications and promotional assets about the Covid-19 vaccine and booster drive will be available via the Coronavirus Resource Centre. Keep checking the ‘Vaccine’ section for the latest resources to help you promote key messages. This employer toolkit might also be useful e.g. for larger providers.