COVID Information

Patients Under 18 Years of Age - 05.08.2021 

 

We are not yet vaccinating under 18yrs old patients with the Covid vaccine as we are waiting for official guidance and permission . Once we have everything in place we will contact our eligible patients

 

 

COVID Update – IMPORTANT Please Note

 

If you have any fever, cough or cold symptoms you MUST get a PCR Covid test (NOT a lateral flow test, as that is for asymptomatic - no symptoms - patients).

 

Cases in Solihull are rising rapidly - a local surgery recently had to close due to a Covid outbreak.

 

Please help us to keep you and our vulnerable patients safe by adhering to the Covid guidelines.

 

If you need medical advice AND have ANY Covid symptoms you can phone us or 111 for further advice, as well as getting tested.

 

If you have Covid symptoms and you need a face to face assessment we will make a special arrangement for you to be seen safely.  This may involve an appointment being made for you at a special Covid red zone site

 

Thank you for your patience, support & understanding

 

COVID vaccination status requests

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 www.nhs.uk

·       119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than five working days ago. It may take up to seven 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. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad

 Please see website:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

 

NHS Health App

For information regarding the NHS App please visit the following website:

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/

Please note this app is not managed or updated by the Practice issues should be raised using

https://www.nhs.uk/contact-us/nhs-app-contact-us/

COVID - 19 vaccination and blood clotting - Information about your vaccination

Please visit the website below for more information published by Public Health England

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/976880/PHE_COVID-19_AZ_vaccination_guide.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2G7L7iOCG4156ZY3z-ThT6xCU5YIna1skqBbBIeAP01OMrA6T2Qm3TNcQ

Face Covering - Information

Information regarding face covering can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

EXEMPTION CERTIFICATES - this has been taken from document on the above website.

If you have an age, health or disability reason for not wearing a face covering:

you do not routinely need to show any written evidence of this

you do not need show an exemption card

This means that you do not need to seek advice or request a letter from a medical professional about your reason for not wearing a face covering.

However, some people may feel more comfortable showing something that says they do not have to wear a face covering. This could be in the form of an exemption card, badge or even a home-made sign.

Carrying an exemption card or badge is a personal choice and is not required by law.

If you wish to use an exemption card or badge, you can download exemption card templates. You can then print these yourself or show them on a mobile device. Please note that the government is not able to provide physical exemption cards or badges.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of these templates in a more accessible format, please email publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please say what format you need the template in and what assistive technology you use.

For exemptions in different parts of the UK please refer to the specific guidance for Northern IrelandScotland and Wales.

Find my NHS Number

To find you NHS number go to the following web address:

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/?fbclid=IwAR0-xS0C2pTwNtAnt5RyjWWxwDT5nn7qH8XHODrS4QPFYUwXqDVPH51_-34