Coronavirus Information

If you have symptoms associated with Coronavirus including a new continuous cough, or a high temperature, or loss of taste or sense of smell, you are advised to stay at home for 10 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend our GP practice.

Coronavirus Information

If you have COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, or a high temperature, or loss of taste or sense of smell) you should isolate and book a PCR test. If this comes back positive you are required to stay at home for 10 days to self-isolate.  

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend our GP practice. 

If you live with someone who has tested positiveyou should also stay at home for at least 10 days, unless they now fit the criteria not to isolate (see below). After 10 days, if you live have not developed symptoms, you can return to your normal routine. 

If you have been contacted by track and trace as a close contact of someone who has tested positive, you should isolate for 10 days (unless the below applies to you).  

 

When do you not need to self-isolate?  

If you are: 

  • fully vaccinated – this means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS 
  • under 18 years, 6 months old 
  • taking part or have taken part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial 
  • not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons 

Even if you do not have symptoms, you should still: 

 The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus 

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for: 

  • everyone aged 16 or over 
  • children aged 12 to 15 (these will be one in schools only with written permissionfro parents/gardians).
  • Pregnant
  • A carer
  • A frontline health and social care worker
  • A resident in a care home or long term residential facility
  • Those who are housebound

How to get your COVID-19 vaccine, and book your 2nd dose:

You can: 

  • Book your vaccination appointment online for a vaccination centre or pharmacy here. 
  • Or find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site to get your vaccine without needing to book an appointment online here.

The COVID-19 vaccines currently available are given in 2 doses, with the 2nd dose being available 8 to 12 weeks after the 1st dose. 

 

Booking your booster: 

The target set by the Goernment is to offer all adults (18 and over) their booster vaccination by the end of January 2022. As with the first vaccination, you will be invited in priority order-being with those most vulnerable - you will be contacted by the NHS when it is your turn to book your ooster jab, please wait until then to book your vacccination to make sure those at a higher risk are protected.

For more information, please visit the NHS website here.

 

Boost your immunity:

If you are eligiable, don't forget to book your flu vaccination to boost your immunity ahead of winter and the Christmas period. By having protection against both COVID and flu, you are more likely to stay healthy throughout winter. 

Face covering exemption letters

Government guidance regarding exemptions suggests there is no requirement for an individual to produce evidence of exemption, such as a letter from a GP and therefore should be sufficient for an individual to self-declare this. In these circumstances, it is not a medical reason that requires a written letter from the GP for those who do or do not, fall under the list of exemptions.

Guidance on specific circumstances is available here: gov.uk/…/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-pas…

Nottingham City Transport provides clear guidance on wearing face coverings during travel. As do The Tram.

GPs will continue to ensure that the healthcare needs of their patients continue to be met in accordance with NHS and Government guidance.

Both travel companies provide journey assistance cards, to help convey if you are exempt from wearing a face covering.

We hope that this guidance provides some reassurance for patients on this issue.

 

Face coverings to be worn when visiting the practice

It is our priority to ensure that all patients and staff are safe when visiting, or working, in the practice. To minimise risk, we ask that all patients who have an appointment are wearing a face-covering when they come into the practice. The face-covering must cover your nose and mouth. If you are unable to do this, please contact the reception team. Thank you for your cooperation.