Covid

To protect yourself and your loved ones you should get vaccinated as soon as you can. below are some of the reasons why.

reason 1

Reduce the chance of getting COVID or passing it on to those you care about. COVID has killed over 3 million people so far and many more people will die in countries where vaccination rates are lowest.

reason 2

Most people will not get Covid after being effectively vaccinated. Additionally the vaccine will prevent the majority of those who are unfortunate enough to still get it from getting the severest form of the disease, even when caused by variants of the virus. It will also reduce the risk of you passing it on to those you care about if you do still catch the virus. For detailed scientific information please click here.

reason 3

In most situations, the danger of the vaccine is far less than that of COVID itself. Yes, a very, very small number of people who have had the vaccine had some serious side effects but for young people, the risk of getting complications from the vaccine as compared to the risk of them being admitted to Intensive Care after catching Covid is 6 times lower; in actual fact recent studies show that deaths from all causes is lower than normal after having the Covid vaccine. The vaccine is the best way to stop yourself getting Covid and running the risk of being seriously ill, getting debilitating long covid or passing it on to those you care about. For detailed scientific evidence click here.

reason 4

If you have had COVID-19 and recovered, you might still be infected by the virus again and then you might infect other people who you care about. Vaccination acts as a booster to your natural immunity. That's why the recommendation is to get the full course of vaccination.

reason 5

Vaccine development involves multiple steps, from initial lab work, to testing in animals, at least three stages of human trials, and approval by regulators. Crucially, no steps were missed, and the duration of clinical trials was not shortened. Finally, the technology behind these vaccines is not new; the groundwork to develop vaccine technology had been going on for decades.


reason 6

Even though younger people are less likely to become very ill, they can still catch the virus and pass it on to those they care about who may be more vulnerable. Also, younger people can still get long covid, which can be very debilitating and last for months. Vaccination acts as a booster to your natural immunity. That's why the recommendation is to get the full course of vaccination.


Speak to someone at Next regarding COVID 19

Distribution

Covid HR Hotline

0333 00 55 999 (option 1)

Head Office

Covid HR Hotline

0333 00 55 999 (option 4)

Online

Covid HR Hotline

0333 0055999 (press option 2)

Retail

Covid HR Hotline

0116 4298726 / 0333 00 55 999 (option 3)

Please ensure you notify your manager and contact the HR team as soon as possible, if:

- you have/are experiencing symptoms of COVID (even if WFH)

- you have booked a COVID test and awaiting the results

- you have had a COVID test and have received either a positive or negative result

- have been asked to self isolate (eg. due to track and trace)

Please see the numbers above to speak to the relevant team.