Covid information

Covid boosters

The NHS is sending text messages out to those patients who are eligible for their booster. 

 

All eligible patients will receive an invitation after 6 months since their second dose. 

 

It is not possible to book anyone who doesn't meet those criteria. 

 

Thanks for your understanding. 

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

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/

COVID-19 medical exemptions: proving you are unable to get vaccinated

Some individuals are unable to be vaccinated and also, in some cases, tested for medical reasons. You can apply for proof that you have a medical reason why you should not be vaccinated or why you should not be vaccinated and tested.

For more information, please read the guidance at the NHS webiste.