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Coronavirus: Advice and Guidance

Covid-19 Passport 

If you are travelling abroad and need to show that you have been vaccinated you can access this information on the NHS App or by calling 119 who will send you a letter confirming your vaccination status. Please wait 5 days after receiving your second dose before calling and you must be within 4 weeks of departure.
Further information can be found here:

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

 

You can book your first COVID-19 vaccination without receiving an invitation

If you are aged 18 and over you can book your COVID vaccination at the mass vaccination centres. To book an appointment please call 119 or visit the online booking system where you will be able to pick a site, a date and a time.  www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/  New appointments are added to the system regularly , so please keep checking back with the site if you need to. 

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine - patient information leaflet
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - patient information leaflet
Guidance for Older Adults
What to expect after your vaccination

1.    If you have a Covid vaccination query e.g. questions raised by news articles, medication or allergy queries etc you can contact the CCG, can be directed to 
d-ccg.devonvaccinationsupport@nhs.net or by calling 01752 398836 and leaving a voicemail – the telephone number is monitored 8.30am-4pm Monday to Friday.

2.    If you have a complaint about the Covid vaccination programme you can contact CCG complaints team d-ccg.patientexperience@nhs.net but please remember to convey your issue with respect. 

Currently we cannot provide our normal level of service so we strongly encourage patients to use the online resources available:

Download the NHS app. 

Download the Devon CCG HANDi Paediatric App.

Visit the Get Health Information section in this website 

Use NHS 111 online for information and advice on your health.

Doing any of these will help us to look after you when you really need it.

If you have any coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get a test https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test and stay at home.

If you’re getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you get your result. This also applies to anyone in your support bubble (where someone who lives alone - or just with their children - can meet people from 1 other household).

You must also self-isolate if you cannot get a test.

If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, you'll usually need to self-isolate for at least 10 days.

You'll usually need to self-isolate for 14 days if:

  • someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive
  • someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
  • you've been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace

If symptoms are serious, or get worse, visit the NHS111 online service. If you are not able to access the internet please call NHS 111.The advice is updated regularly so it is important that you use www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for the most up to date information.

For emergencies please call 999 in the usual way.

For all urgent matters please ring reception, reception will need to ask you questions so they can prioritise calls and they may redirect you to our website to complete an econsult form.

Prescriptions: Please note that because of nationwide supply and demand issues we have been asked not to issue bulk amounts of repeat medication in advance at present., please do not ring the practice about this. If we have any further updates we will inform patients. 

Please ensure we have your up to date contact details such as mobile number and email address.

If you are waiting for a phone call from the Health Centre please stay near your phone. We will only ring once, due to demand we cannot ring again.

For your safety and the safety of our other patients, please only attend the surgery if you have been asked to come for an appointment.

If you are aged 70 and over or are extremely vulnerable due to medical grounds and are therefore shielding,  please contact reception to let them know that you will need your prescription delivered. Please note the prescription delivery service is only available during the COVID19 pandemic.

The temporary medication delivery service will cease on 31st July 2020.  Patient Notice - ceasing med delivery 310720.pdf

It is important for us to look after each other in our community, so please look after your neighbours and help them pick up their medication.

Thank you for your support and patience.