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COVID vaccination certificates

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: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

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

If you cannot access these 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 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.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

If you are eligible for a COVID vaccination we will contact you to arrange this. This is likely to be quite short notice, and maybe any of the currently available vaccines. We are vaccinating group by group in accordance with national guidelines. Please do not contact the surgery to enquire about vaccination, as our phone lines will be extremely busy and we are not able to answer individual queries.

More details of who will be eligible for the vaccine can be found on our local CCG (Clinical Commisioning Group) website.

Getting a test

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you can book a test using the online booking system online or by calling 119. There are a number of testing centres across our area. Symptoms are a new continuous cough, a fever, or a sudden loss of taste or smell. If you have ANY of these, you should get a COVID test, regardless of whether you think you may or may not have been able to catch it.

GP practices cannot give you a coronavirus test. If you do have symptoms, please do not come to our GP practice in person, you will be putting others at risk. Stay at home and get in touch with us over the phone or via our website.

If you have any coronavirus symptoms you must isolate immediately (stay at home) for 10 days (don’t wait for a test or a test result before doing so).

Quick links (COVID)

NHS.uk coronavirus website

Using the NHS and other health services during the pandemic

NHS 111 online - use this if you think you may have coronavirus but are unsure what to do

Get an isolation note if you or a family member are isolating due to coronavirus

To get a test click here - you do not need to contact us

The NHS Test and Trace Service is now up and running. The official phone number is 0300 013 5000 and there is more information on their website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

  • Please book your repeat prescriptions in good time, and only order normal quantities so we have enough supplies for our patients.

  • Please do not book a GP appointment or come into the Practice, pharmacy or hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus.

  • If you think you may have symptoms of coronavirus, the first thing to do is fill in the NHS 111 online questionnaire, and then follow their instructions.

  • Routine medical queries should be sent to the surgery via e-consult.

  • Isolation notes for your employer for coronavirus should be obtained here. You do not need to contact the surgery for these.

  • Up to date guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the NHS website here

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