Coronavirus Information

Surgery Update

Coronavirus is still a threat and as a GP surgery we must remain vigilant at all times.  We ask that you do not attend the practice if you have symptoms associated with the virus. 

The practice will continue to protect our patients and staff from the virus and ask that all patients continue to wear face coverings when attending the surgery.  If you do not wear a face covering or are exempt, we may need to make alternative arrangements for you to be seen.  We ask for your continued support with this.

South Brent Health Centre cannot afford to risk the requirement to isolate a Doctor, Nurse or member of staff in the event of an asymptomatic spreader attending the practice who is not wearing a face covering.

Face covering policy

Our reception team may ask details of your call in order to direct you to the most appropriate service. 

The doctors have ask that you treat our staff with respect at all times and refrain from abuse, swearing or threats of violence towards our staff.  Any such abuse will not be tolerated and may result in removal from the practice register or escalation to the appropriate authorities.

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

If you live in England, you can use this service to find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site. You can get a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from a walk-in site without an appointment. You do not need to be registered with a GP.

 You can get these at walk-in sites:

  • 1st and 2nd doses for people aged 5 years old and over

  • boosters for people aged 16 years old and over, plus at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years old

  • spring boosters for people aged 75 years old and over, plus people aged 12 years old and over with a weakened immune system

  • additional primary doses for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 12 years old and over

 

You can also book or manage a coranavirus vaccionation online, if you are registered with a GP.

Demonstrating your Covid 19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

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 

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 this online service, 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.

For update to date goverment guidance on coronavirus vis gov.uk.

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice.

Are you a Vulnerable Patient

Mental Wellbeing During Covid-19

COVID-19 means we are all experiencing an unprecedented situation. Everyone reacts differently, and we will have periods where we find it more difficult to deal with. It’s okay not to feel okay. Talking to someone can often help.

Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.

If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.

 

 

Do you have a Pre-Existing Condition?

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