Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
For any Covid - 19 questions, please refer straight to the government website https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Here you can:-
- Check latest travel advice
The practice is aware that from the 27th January the government has removed legislation to enforce the wearing of face masks and social distancing. The LLR Integrated Care Board has issued a notice advising all Hospital and GP practices that mask wearing needs to be reinstated from the 12th July 2022 due to the rise in positive Covid infections. recommendations are that a face covering is still worn in public spaces indoors. The practice with guidance from NHS England Infection Control are asking patients to remain wearing a face covering when they enter the building or see a member of our clinical team. The reasons for this are: -
The surgery waiting room has patients who are ill or have a long-term chronic health issue which makes them vulnerable.
The practice clinical team need to see patients who have Covid like symptoms and whilst we take infection control measures, we need to ensure everyone is safe.
The surgery remains open because we try to take measures to protect our staff from the virus. If Covid spreads through the staff the surgery may be in a position where they cannot provide some services due to lack of staff.
Not everyone with Covid has symptoms in the early stages of the virus so may enter the building unaware they have Covid.
The face mask is there to protect yourself and everyone you come in to contact with.
Covid Exemption Certificate
If you require an Exemption Certificate for the Covid Vaccination, please ring NHS 119 in the first instance. NHS 119 will generate a form that your GP needs to fill out to provide the evidence for NHS 119. Once the GP has filled out the form your certificate will be issued.
The Spring Covid Vaccinations are available. You can still book your first & second vaccination plus a booster online on the booking site for a vaccination centre or local pharmacy.