Welcome to our covid information page 

COVID-19 Vaccination – How to get a 2nd dose - Update 29th July 2021

 If it has been 8 weeks or more since your first COVID-19 vaccination, then you can book your second vaccine.

 It is important to have both doses to get the best possible protection against COVID-19. It will also reduce the risk of you passing COVID-19 to anyone else.

 By having both doses of the vaccine we can make sure that we provide the body with the best protection against the virus

 To make an appointment for your second dose please call 119 or visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

 You can also find out about which walk-in vaccination clinics offer 2nd doses here


FACE MASKS - Update 16/07/2021

Anyone visiting this surgery for an appointment will be asked to wear a face covering and continue to maintain social distancing. Please use the hand sanitiser when entering the surgery too.

Please respect our staff, who are working under incredibly difficult circumstances to manage high levels of demand. Abuse of our staff will not be tolerated. We are really grateful for your patience and support.


Time to get your COVID-19 jab - Update 23/06/2021
 
Anyone who’s 18 and older can now get their COVID-19 vaccination. Please make sure your GP has your correct mobile number so you can receive a text inviting you to book your appointment. You don’t want your text being sent to your parent or guardian! You can also book your jab by calling 119 or via the national booking system at nhs.uk.


Don’t miss your invitation for a Covid-vaccination - Update 21/06/21

Important Notice: If you are 18 or older and have not updated your mobile number with your GP practice you might not receive your message to book your covid jab.  We have found several records of those aged 18-25 contain a number belonging to their parent or guardian.   Please update your details by clicking here

You can book your jab on the National Booking System via this link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/  or calling 119.


NHS App - Update 25/5/2021

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.


New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. - Update 16/04/2021


This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.


The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremely small and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people.

They have recommended that:

  • Everyone who has had the AstraZeneca vaccine should still have a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, irrespective of age, unless they have had a blood clot or have an existing risk of thrombosis (blood clotting)
  • People aged 30 and over or who have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease should still be offered the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The benefits in protecting them against the serious consequences of COVID-19 outweigh any risk of this rare condition.
  • People aged 18-29 who do not have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease will be offered an alternative Covid-19 vaccine where available. (This has been recommended as a precaution as people under 30 are at less risk from Covid-19 and not because they are considered to be at particular risk of developing the rare blood clot.)
  • People under 30 can still choose to have the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine if this will mean they can be protected more quickly and they have been made aware of the guidance.

Please see the leaflet below that has been produced by Public Health England and the NHS to answer any questions you may have


**Coronavirus - an important message to our patients**

DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • HIGH TEMPERATURE
  • NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH
  • LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL

NO ONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD SHOULD LEAVE HOME IF ANY ONE HAS SYMPTOMS OR HAS JUST COME INTO THE COUNTRY. FIND OUT HOW TO GET A TEST, AND HOW LONG TO ISOLATE, AT NHS CORONAVIRUS

We are asking ALL patients to wear a face mask when attending the surgery - For more info please visit our news or facebook page

To arrange a Covid test please call NHS 119 or https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

If you're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/nhs-test-and-trace-if-youve-been-in-contact-with-a-person-who-has-coronavirus/

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY- WE HAVE NO ACCESS TO COVID-19 TESTS, NOR DO WE ISSUE LETTERS CONFIRMING YOU SHOULD SELF-ISOLATE


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