If you have symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19) - a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss of taste and/or smell, please call 119 or visit: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test to book a test.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY
Walk-in clinics - 12/08/2021
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - 09/06/2021
A COVID -19 vaccination certificate allows you to prove that you have had a full course of the vaccine.
How to request a certificate if required for urgent travel
Request a certificate only if:
- you have had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (you should wait 5 days after your second dose before requesting it)
- you urgently need to travel to a country which requires vaccine certification
- you are not able to either quarantine or provide tests to meet country entry requirements
Please follow the link below
COVID vaccinations 08/06/2021
We have attempted to contact all eligible patients for their 2nd Covid vaccinations.
If you received your 1st Covid vaccine at the Chapelwood Surgery 8 weeks or more ago and have not attended for your 2nd vaccination, please contact Reception to book an appointment.
Ramadan 2021 - Update 12/04/2021
What priority group for the COVID-19 vaccine am I in if I have asthma? - 16/02/2021
When you will be offered your COVID-19 vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The purpose of this first phase of vaccination is to prevent as many deaths as possible.
We know there has been confusion about when people with asthma will get the COVID-19 vaccine and what priority group they will fall into. We have been urging the government for some months to provide this clarity, as we know it’s a worrying time for people with asthma, and we now have an update:
- If you were sent a shielding letter, you will be in priority group 4.
- If you have ever had an emergency hospital admission for your asthma, or ever been prescribed three courses of steroid tablets in a three-month period, you will fall into priority group 6.
- If you do not fall into either of these groups and are under the age of 50, you will be vaccinated after the first nine priority groups.
We have a blog explaining the priority groups and what this means for people with asthma.
We understand this is a worrying time for a lot of people, but we want to reassure you that the government intends to offer the vaccine to all adults, so even if you aren’t in a priority group you will get the vaccine later this year.
In the meantime, we urge you to do all you can to lower your risk of catching and spreading COVID-19. This includes:
- following the guidance for your area of the country
- washing your hands regularly, not touching your face and maintaining social distancing (hands, face, space)
- working from home, if you can
- not socialising indoors with people you don’t live with or are in your support bubble
- looking after your asthma– this includes taking your preventer inhaler every day as prescribed and following your action plan.
How long will it take to vaccinate all the priority groups?
There isn’t a set timescale for when all the priority groups will be vaccinated.
When you get your invite and your vaccine is dependent on various factors, such as capacity in the NHS and the amount of people in your local area who fall into a priority group. In England, if you are over 70 or clinically extremely vulnerable and have not had your vaccine, you should contact the NHS to arrange your jab.
The advice for everyone else is to wait until you’re invited. We will keep this page updated as and when we learn more.
Our sister charity, the British Lung Foundation, has a COVID-19 vaccine FAQ which is also worth keeping an eye on, as will help to answer some of the questions you might have.