Covid-19

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. New guidelines however mean that if you test negative on a rapid lateral flow test on day 6 and day 7 of your isolation (24 hours apart) you can end your isolation period before the 10 days. 

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

If you live with someone who has tested positive, you 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 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).

If you are fully vaccinated and identified as a close contact, you should do daily lateral flow tests for 7 days following their contact with the COVID positive person.

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

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. 

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 2021. As with the first vaccination, you will be invited in priority order - beginning  with those most vulnerable. You will be contacted by the NHS when it is your turn to book your booster 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. 

COVID Pass

From Wednesday 15th December certain venues and events spaces will require by law to check all visitors 18 and over are fully vaccinated, have proof of a negative test in the last 48 hours, or that they have an exemption. This means if you are 18 years or over you must show your NHS COVID Pass, or proof of a registered negative lateral flow test (your e-mail or text from NHS Test and Trace would provide this) to gain entry to certain venues.

You can get your NHS COVID pass through:

  • the NHS App (not to be confused with the NHS Track and Trace App)
  • NHS.UK website
  • A letter which you can get by calling 119

The video to the right gives you step by step instructions to getting your COVID pass.

For more information about when/where you may need a NHS COVID pass, visit the GOV UK website 

COVID-19 Travel Advice

It is not our policy to issue COVID-19 certificates for international travel purposes, this includes 'fit to fly' letters for COVID-19.

Travel advice is changing very rapidly, therefore it is recommended that you check the government website as it gives the most up to date information on what you will need to do when planning to travel abroad. Click this link to be taken to the Government website - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-abroad-from-england-during-coronavirus-covid-19

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.

 

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

Nottingham City Transport provides clear guidance on wearing face coverings during travel. As do The Tram. Both travel companies provide journey assistance cards, to help convey if you are exempt from wearing a face covering.

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

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