Helston's vaccine clinic is to be extended to five days a week in the run up to Christmas.

Now volunteers are needed to help oversee the sessions at Helston Football Club, meeting people as they arrive, showing them to seats and wiping down chairs, in two-hour time slots.

Roy Treloar of Helston-Lizard Rotary Club, who is managing the volunteer list, said he currently has people to fill Monday to Wednesday, but with the extra two days being added he is short on people to cover the increased hours.

Roy said: "This time of year people have other commitments. I can't use all the volunteers because sometimes they're doing other things.

"As many volunteers as possible to form a pool would be useful."

The sessions are being held from 7.30am to 7.30pm, Monday to Friday, starting this Thursday and running right up to Christmas Eve. They are open for first, second and booster jabs.


Members of all three of Helston's rotary clubs, Inner Wheel, Helston Community Hospital's League of Friends and the town's emergency response team are already volunteering but any individual can come forward to help.

"It's all indoors. If you're well and can stand up you're welcome - in fact, the ability to stand is not essential!" added Roy.

To volunteer email Roy via rtbreage@btinternet.com or, if unable to do that, call him on 07860 923931, or 01326 564654.

Every adult over 18 in England who has had a second dose of a vaccine at least three months ago will be able to have their booster from Monday.

The NHS booking system will be open for those under the age of 30 from Wednesday but the Prime Minister said “in some cases you can walk in”.

People can get their vaccine online through the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

  • This article originally said that the clinic would be available for walk-ins. However, we have been made aware by NHS Kernow that this is not the case and vaccines are by appointment only.