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COVID-19 info

 

Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme

Across Somerset the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.

All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services may will also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.

We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.

All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.

In terms of any planned appointments with Grove House Surgery there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

See more about the vaccination programme in Somerset,  including the vaccination services: Covid-19 vaccinations in Somerset – Somerset CCG

Book or manage your coronavirus vaccination

To book a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or manage your appointments, please visit the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination website. You don’t need to wait until you hear from the surgery or contact us directly if you are eligible. Use the link to find out who is currently eligible for a vaccination .

You may also ring the National booking line on 119.

To find out your NHS number, visit Find my NHS number

COVID-19 Pulse Oximetry @ Home

You may be contacted by the surgery about this scheme if you are eligible. A helpful video is available

COVID-19 (update June 2021)

While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone visiting hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules, unless they are unable to do so for medical reasons.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/07/nhs-patients-staff-and-visitors-must-continue-to-wear-face-coverings-in-healthcare-settings/

This will help to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, especially those who are more vulnerable to infection.

We are following national guidelines in order to keep our patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means you may be asked whether you have any symptoms of Coronavirus before attending your appointment and will be asked to wear a face covering when attending the surgery. Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) including face masks during face to face appointments. Please do not attend the surgery unless you have an appointment arranged in advance or have been asked to attend by a clinician.

If you’re concerned you may have Coronavirus or need advice, please visit the dedicated COVID-19 service on NHS111 online or call 111.