COVID-19 INFORMATION

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

 

Book or manage your coronavirus vaccination

You can only use this service if any of the following apply:

  • you meet the current age criteria (shown via the booking link below)
  • you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you get a Carer's Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you are a carer

To book, please visit the NHS.uk - Book or manage your coronavirus vaccination page

 

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.

 

Covid-19 Vaccinations in Somerset

This website provides further information

NHS Vaccination programme in Somerset - Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Vaccination - Frequently Asked Questions

 

NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Update

For information on eligibility, visit the JCVI website. For frequently asked questions and the latest information on the Somerset vaccination programme please visit the Somerset NHS vaccination programme website.

Thank you for your continuing support and patience.

 

For the latest information and advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) check online for:

NHS advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Social Distancing and Face Covering Advice

Information from Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group regarding Covid-19

Community Support Information

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Wellbeing and mental health: A guide to looking after yourself and others

If you are concerned that you may have Coronavirus, or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created Coronavirus pages that tell what you should do based on your particular circumstances.  Please do not visit the surgery until you have contacted NHS 111.

 

Vaccination Buddies

Vaccination Buddies is helping people make informed decisions about whether to have the Covid-19 vaccination.

See this Vaccination Buddies advice sheet or visit the Vaccination buddies website page for further details.

 

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

 

Help the fight against COVID-19

The PRINCIPLE Trial

Has your doctor or nurse said you are likely to have a COVID-19 infection?

Are you aged 65 and above, or aged 50 to 64 with any of the illnesses listed on this poster?

Then you could be eligible to join the PRINCIPLE trial and help the fight against COVID-19.

To find out more, please visit The PRINCIPLE Trial website.

 

Somerset's Local Authorities

Coronavirus support helpline

0300 790 6275

Covid-19 Helpline

Available 8am to 6pm, seven days a week

A single number is now available for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus
related support from Somerset's Local Authorities. Anyone who can't find help
within their community can use the helpline to get help and advice surrounding;

  • Emotional support if you 're feeling worried or anxious
  • Financial support
  • Personal care and support including food and delivery of prescriptions
  • Housing and support for the homeless
  • Transport needs
  • Waste collection and disposal
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