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We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to be operating as usual as soon as possible.

Please wear a face covering when attending the surgery for any reason.

Please note we are still open for our patients. We want to encourage anyone with concerns like chest pains, slurred speech, paralysis, rectal bleeding, lumps and bumps - and lots more please do contact us.

Covid-19 vaccines 

We urge everyone eligible who has not yet had their first vaccine to book on the national booking system or call 119. 

If you have had your first vaccine, please make sure you have your second vaccine to ensure maximum protection. 

If you have specific concerns about taking the vaccine and would like to talk to a health professional please contact your GP. 

There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination information for pregnant women, frontline health and social care staff and carers at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk) 

There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination information for frontline health and social care staff, carers and clinical vulnerable (moderate risk) at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk)

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

Covid-19 vaccination status

COVID-19 vaccination status is available for people living in England, for international travel, via the NHS App or by calling 119 to request a letter copy. In addition, it is now possible to request a copy of the letter via the NHS website. People should note that it may take up to five working days to arrive by post. People should wait five working days AFTER they have had their second dose for the system to be updated. More information is available on the NHS Digital primary care page.  

Supplying Face Mask Exemption letters to patients

In England, you must by law wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets as of 24 July 2020.

The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).

 The BMA (British Medical Association) has advised GP Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.

 

Some transport providers are providing evidence of exemptions themselves, see for example this information from First Bus and Arriva. There are also charities such as Hidden disabilities (https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/) which provides face covering exemption cards.

A full list of guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

 

Check if you have coronavirus symptoms

Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and where to get medical advice if you think you have them.

What to do if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus

Advice about not leaving your home (self-isolation) and looking after yourself if you or someone you live with has symptoms.

Testing for coronavirus

Information about testing to check if you have coronavirus.

People at higher risk from coronavirus

Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.

Coronavirus in children

Advice about symptoms of coronavirus in children, including when to get medical help if your child seems unwell.

Social distancing advice and changes to everyday life because of coronavirus

Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.

Links to more information about coronavirus

Links to government advice, information for health professionals and advice for other parts of the UK. 

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