COVID-19 Information Update May 2021

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status

Through the NHS App

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

By calling 119

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you.

The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

How will I know when I will be able to get vaccinated?

The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to be vaccinated and inform you of the location and date. You will also see messages in your local community. You will be able to book an appointment, either using an online or telephone booking system so that you can choose the right time and location to attend.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY ABOUT THE COVID-Vaccination ; we will contact you in due course.

Many patients have now received their first vaccines from us and are waiting for their second vaccine. Please be assured that you will be contacted by us for this to be done within the recommended 12 week window.

Thank you for your patience.


Supporting Your Recovery after COVID 19  : Your Covid Recovery Website

As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.

Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.

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