COVID-19 Updates

For more information on how you can keep yourself safe during coronavirus please visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Please ensure you are still wearing a face covering when entering the surgery.

Please book your covid vaccination appointment as soon as you are invited by the NHS via the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/…/coro…/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

If you have an issue regarding NHS app, please use this link to get support for NHS app (https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/)

Or this link to contact NHS App team (https://www.nhs.uk/contact-us/nhs-app-contact-us)

If you have a vaccine booking query please contact the Booking helpdesk on 119.

We are aware that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended the extension of the Covid-19 vaccination programme to 16 and 17 year olds. We are awaiting further guidance from NHS England on when the programme will commence and how the vaccinations will be administered to this age group. Please do not contact your GP – eligible young people will be contacted when the programme commences to advise on the next steps.

Vaccine Passport

COVID-19 vaccination status is available for people living in England, for international travel, via the NHS App or by calling 119 to request a letter copy.

In addition, it is now possible to request a copy of the letter via the NHS website. People should note that it may take up to five working days to arrive by post. People should wait five working days AFTER they have had their second dose for the system to be updated.

More information is available on the NHS Digital primary care page.  

Vaccines

  • You will be contacted when you are eligible for the covid vaccine. Please wait until you receive your invite to come forward to arrange an appointment. Please note we are not giving the vaccines at the surgery.
  • The national vaccination programme is starting to use SMS to send invitations to the mass vaccination centres (Leeds, York etc), in addition to the letters they already send. These messages will come from NHSVaccine and will invite you to book online or by calling 119. You can also book your vaccine through the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/, or go to a local walk in vaccination centre.

2nd vaccines

  • 2nd vaccines are to be 8-12 weeks after your first. You may be asked to go to a different vaccine site for your 2nd vaccine than your 1st.

Check if your child has symptoms

Testing and tracing

Self isolation and treatment advice

How to get an isolation note

Advice for the higher risk group

National restrictions

Please see below an information leaflet regarding the Astrazeneca vaccine and blood clotting.

Germ Defence

 Germ Defence was created by a team of doctors and scientists, and aims to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from infection by COVID-19 and ‘flu.  

💙 GPs are working hard to provide care
safely.
⚠️ Please follow your practice’s safety
advice if visiting for an appointment.
😷 Do not go to your GP if you have
symptoms of coronavirus or are self-isolating.
☎️Contact your GP practice online, by an
app or by phone.
💻 If appropriate, you will receive
advice or care via video or over the
phone.

#HelpUsHelpYou

Newsletter and patient update June 2020