COVID Restriction Update
Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the Surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.
Thank you to our patients who continue to support us by sticking to the guidance and measures required to keep us all as safe as possible.
From the 19th July, nothing will change at the surgery - patients will need to still wear a face covering and socially distance and staff will continue to wear PPE. The number of patients allowed into the waiting area will also continue to be restricted. We do understand that this can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions to protect us all.
Covid has not gone away.
In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, and by video).
We proud of our Practice Teams and have come so far in the last 15 months trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe as possible for ALL patients and staff.
One positive case of Covid within the surgery could wipe out our entire workforce for 10 days, and I'm sure you will agree, maintaining restrictions is a small price to pay in order that we continue with a full range of medical services, and keep our doors open.
If you have an appointment booked for a COVID injection and you are unable to attend your appointment at the surgery for some reason, please you could inform the surgery or email firstname.lastname@example.org in order for the appointment to be allocated to someone else.
Please DO NOT ATTEND the surgery if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Please see local government guidelines on what symptoms can occur and for and current isolation rules.
If you have any queries regarding your vaccinations please email email@example.com leaving your name, date of birth NHS number if you have it. Dates of your vaccinations and your telephone number would be helpful in order for us to reply back to you.
The Meir PCN team
Update 23rd June 2021
Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine
All adults aged 18 or over can now get vaccinated against COVID-19.
You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.
If you were contacted but have not booked your appointments, you're still eligible and can book your appointments anytime.
How to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments
There are 2 main ways to get a COVID-19 vaccine:
- book online now for appointments at a vaccination centre or a pharmacy Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- wait to be contacted by your GP surgery and book your appointments with them
The currently available vaccines are given in 2 doses. You usually have the 2nd dose 8 to 12 weeks after the 1st dose.
If you book your appointments online, you can view, cancel or rebook them if you need to.
NHS.uk Latest Information
By vistiting www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ you can see the latest information on:
- Checking your symptoms
- Getting a COVID-19 test
- Booking your vaccination
- The NHS COVID-19 Pass (to travel abroad)
- Advise on self-siolation
- Advise for those as higher risk
- Long-term effects (Long COVID)
- Social distancing and changes to everyday life
- Taking part in research