Covid-19 Out of Hours News
Vine Surgery Partnership

Hindhayes Lane,  Street,  Somerset,  BA16 0ET

Tel: 01458 84 11 22

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Latest Covid Advice - January 2023

Mask Wearing in GP Surgeries

As respiratory infections are still present in the community, we would ask patients attending the surgery with any respiratory complaint to wear a mask whilst in the surgery.

This will help to protect vulnerable patients and practice staff.

Masks are available in the lobby or at the front desk.

Please think before visiting the surgery if you have any of the following:

  • If you have had a positive lateral flow test
  • A new continuous cough
  • Congestion, sore throat, headache
  • Sickness or diarrhoea
  • High temperature
  • Loss or change to sense of smell or taste

If you have any symptoms, please stay at home, avoid contact with other people.

Thank you for helping to keep our patients and staff safe


Four ways to seek healthcare advice from a GP

  1. Call your surgery to discuss a virtual (telephone or video) or face-to-face appointment
  2. Complete an online form via our Online Triage system to receive a response within 2 working days
  3. Call NHS 111 or go online to seek advice at the NHS 111 website
  4. Download the NHS App from your phone app store to order repeat prescriptions and check your symptoms


Hope Programme for Long COVID

Please see details of this free self-management course to help you cope on your recovery from long COVID.


Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates

Your General Practice is unable to offer you a certification of covid vaccination, a vaccination passport or a letter to prove you have been vaccinated against covid-19. You can however find details of all your vaccinations on the NHS App. Proof of vaccination documents have not yet been developed and as such cannot be provided by your GP. As soon as we have further information we will share it with you.


Germ Defence

There is 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 Influenza.  

It’s easy to use and only takes 10 minutes - please see the Germ Defence website


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


Coronavirus (COVID-19) response transparency notice

We are undertaking a range of work to support the government response to the coronavirus outbreak. This Coronavirus (COVID-19) response transparency notice details our legal bases for processing personal data in the course of this work.