COVID-19 – VISITING YOUR GP SURGERY – CURRENT GUIDANCE FROM THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2022
There are no immediate changes to infection, prevention and control requirements (IPC). This includes the requirement for staff, patients and visitors to wear a mask/face covering in healthcare settings. The consistent application of IPC measures, alongside the roll out of the vaccine programme and staff and patient testing, remains the most effective defence against the entry and spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings.
CONTINUE TO RESPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING (2m).
REMEMBER TO WASH/SANITISE HANDS REGULARLY.
BOOKING COVID VACCINE APPOINTMENTS
If you are living in England and you are eligible, you can book your vaccination for coronavirus on the NHS website at: Book a coronavirus vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or by calling 119. Clinics are uploaded weekly and so if you can’t see any available slots, please refresh the site every few days
Unfortunately we are unable to issue COVID vaccination certificates at the practice. Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp. 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.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 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.
We can trace our practice history back over 90 years and proudly continue to offer high standards of family health care to the population of Walker in our purpose built surgery in the heart of the community.
To register with us contact reception and we will arrange a pre-registration health check appointment. We are located right next to Walker Park and Church Walk shopping centre. Download and print registration form.
If you want to know more about the surgery have a browse of our website,read our practice leaflet or patient newsletter.
If your child has become unwell in the last few days and you would like urgent advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary to see your child today – this could save you an unnecessary trip to A+E or a Walk-in Centre.
THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED ON GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER MONDAY. IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY WHEN WE ARE CLOSED PLEASE RING 999. FOR OTHER URGENT MEDICAL HELP AND ADVICE CALL THE 111 SERVICE. THIS IS A FREE SERVICE FROM LANDLINES AND MOBILES.