Coronavirus Information

Proof of Vaccination

Proof of your vaccination status is available on the NHSapp or your chosen online access.


The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for Android.  Once this is downloaded and you have uploaded your photo ID you will be able to view your GP health record, order a repeat prescription, check your Covid-19 vaccine record, share your Covid-19 status and manage your appointments.  There are links to get advice about Coronavirus, you are able to search conditions and treatments plus contact NHS 111.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

 

Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

Appointments at AMC during Covid-19

To limit your risk of catching Covid-19 please be aware that the doctors and nurses will be keeping your appointment as short as possible.  Please only discuss things that are part of your appointment.  Thank you.

If you contact us with a health query, you will be added to a telephone call list and a clinician will contact you.  If it is felt you need to be seen you will be asked to attend the surgery and will be advised what measures are in place to keep you and our staff safe.

In case of emergency, please dial 999.

We have limited waiting space in the waiting room, therefore we may not be able to admit you if we already have the maximum number of patients waiting.  Please attend your appointment alone unless a guardian/carer is essential.

Please ensure we have your correct contact mobile and that if you attend you:

  • Wear your facemask, or bring your exemption certificate if applicable.
  • Use our hands free equipment to check your temperature on arrival.
  • Practice social distancing at all times when on the surgery premises.

Sanitiser is available throughout the building and we would be grateful if you could use this on arrival and before you leave.

We thank you for your help and co-operation when attending the surgery to keep it COVID free and a safe place to be for both patients and staff.

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?

Macmillan – Cancer & Covid-19

Asthma UK – What to do if you have asthma

Blood Cancer UK – Information for people affected by blood cancer

Diabetes UK – Coronavirus & Diabetes

Kidney Care UK – Guidance for patients with chronic kidney disease

Coronavirus News

COVID19 Privacy Notice

Covid19 advice for parents when a child is unwell or injured

Information for parents and carers regarding coronavirus and school

Please click here for information on the rules of when you should keep your child home from school in relation to coronavirus.

Advice for parents when your child is unwell

For advice on what to do if your child is unwell or injured during coronavirus, please 

Face Masks

Please click here for LMC guidance on queries regarding exemption of wearing face masks.

Sick notes

General Practice does not issue sick notes for covid or covid symptoms. Please click here for a letter from the LMC which you can complete and give to your employer

Plasma Donation

Had Covid-19 and wish to help with the national clinical trials? For more information, please click here.

Germ Defence

We are letting you know about a very useful website called Germ Defence which was created by a team of doctors and scientists to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from infection by COVID-19 and ‘flu.  

It’s easy to use and only takes 10 minutes - just click on this link: 

www.germdefence.org/index.html?src=M81046

(If this link does not open when you click on it, please copy and paste it into your web browser.)

Please pass details of the Germ Defence website to your friends and family.

There’s a button at the bottom of the Germ Defence website for sharing by social media.

If you’d like to know more:

·      Over 20,000 people previously took part in research about Germ Defence

·      People who followed the advice in Germ Defence had fewer and less severe illnesses - and so did the people they lived with

·     Results of the study were published in The Lancet medical journal

·      Germ Defence has been updated with COVID-19 advice to help prevent a wave of COVID-19 and ‘flu this Autumn/Winter

 ·     Information about how the Germ Defence website is being evaluated is available here.  

Fraud Alert Warning

If you suspect you have received a text or email that is a scam we would always recommend that you do not click on any links or send a reply.  Our advice is that you delete and also delete your deleted folders.

NHS Test and Trace phising emails

NHS Test and Trace phishing emails are being sent by scammers, the fake email refers to the service as ‘track and trace’. The email advises the recipient that they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. They are instructed to click on a link in order to find out who that person is and are warned that if they fail to do so within 24 hours, legal action may be taken and their benefits suspended. The email address from which this message is being sent is ‘alert@nhstrackandtrace233-gov.com’.

Remember, contact tracers will never ask you to:

• Dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087).

• Make any form of payment.

• Give any details about your bank account.

• Give your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts.

• Disclose passwords or pins.

• Create any passwords or pins.

• Purchase a product.

• Download any software to your device.

• Hand over control of your pc, smartphone or tablet.

• Access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS.