Covid information

Walk-in clinics information

Information on the NHS Covid Pass

For the latest information on the NHS Covid passport, please follow the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-covid-pass

Covid vaccination - first dose

The primary care led vaccination sites are focusing on those cohorts of people based on age groups or if they are clinically vulnerable. Please do not call or write to us requesting that you be vaccinated ahead of others, we are working as fast as possible to contact all eligible patients in turn.

We are contacting eligible patients and offering appointments. Please make sure your contact numbers are up to date.

 

If you are not in one of these cohorts, you might be turned away.


The national vaccination centres may have more flexibility. Please click on the link for more information:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

 

Thank you very much for your understanding and support during these difficult times.

Covid vaccination - second dose

For those who haven't been invited for their second dose, please be aware that you will be contacted around 10 weeks after your first dose. If it hasn’t been 10 weeks since you had it, please wait to be contacted as we are not able to book anyone in before that time.

Vaccination centres follow government and local NHS authorities’ guidelines on what type of vaccines are offered to patients, therefore, choosing the type of vaccination is not possible.


The practice is not able to provide letters or certificates confirming an exemption for using masks.


For more information, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Confirmation of your vaccination status

The surgery is unable to issue a letter or certificate confirming your vaccination status for overseas travel. Please see Government guidance for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status is visible within the NHSapp, which is available for Apple and Android devices.

Alternatively, you can call the NHS Covid-19 helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least five days after you have completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to seven days to reach you.


Please check Foreign Office and local travel advice for specific details of whether proof of vaccination status is accepted at your destination. The majority of countries, including the UK, still require arrivals to participate in a Covid-19 testing, isolation and/or quarantine regime, regardless of their vaccination status.

AZ Vaccines manufactured in India



These are the latest update regarding the AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured in India:

• All AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK are the same product and appear on the NHS COVID Pass as Vaxzevria.
• The European Medicines Agency, as well as our own medicines regulator, has authorised this vaccine and travel should not be affected.
• No Covishield vaccines have been administered in the UK.
• All doses used in the UK have been subject to rigorous safety and quality checks, including individual batch testing and physical site inspections, by the UK medicine’s regulator, the MHRA.
• Ensuring safe and open travel with our global partners is a clear priority and we are engaging with international partners on certification to ensure travel for vaccinated people is unhindered in the future.
• We have spoken to the EU Commission who have confirmed that neither the Commission nor the EMA has advised Member States against accepting travellers vaccinated with ‘SII doses’.
• Our High Commission in Malta has been discussing this issue with the Maltese Government, who have agreed that they will accept the NHS certificate with the EMA approved AZ Vaxzevria dose.
• Astra Zeneca vaccine will be recognised in the same way as any other.

On the stories specifically about Malta last week:


• The Maltese authorities have agreed to amend their travel advice so this should not happen again.
• The government of Malta has advised they will recognise an NHS Covid Pass as valid evidence for entry. They set this out themselves here: https://foreignandeu.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx
• Anyone who has had their second dose of Astra Zeneca vaccine two weeks or more ago can get an NHS Covid Pass, as set out here: https://foreignandeu.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx
• The Malta Deputy PM / Health Minister’s page also links directly to our own travel advice and the Malta International Airport page has been updated to reflect the change: https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/health-promotion/covid-19/Pages/travel.aspx and https://www.maltairport.com/covid19/arrival/