If you are over 70 and haven’t yet been invited for your first Covid vaccine, you can now book by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or ringing 119 free. You no longer need a letter.
You will be able to book an appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy.
You will not be able to book in for a vaccination with your GP in this way. If this is your preference, please wait to be contacted.
We are continuing to follow the official advice and vaccinating those most at risk first, and those who work closest with them.
There are now more than 200 sites in London providing the lifesaving vaccination, and more are going live all the time.
If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19
An NHS leaflet about recovering from COVID-19 and what to look out for and do should your symptoms get worse. Please take the time to read this and follow the advice given. Wishing you a speedy recovery Click this link https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/12/C0719_COVID-Isolating-at-Home-Safety-Netting-Leaflet-Revised-FINAL-171220.pdf
St Helier Update - COVID-19
St Helier Hospital remains open, A&E remains open, and that we are urging people to attend their planned appointments.
Joint Medical Director Dr Ruth Charlton, said: "A small number of people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Renal Department and Intensive Care Unit at St Helier Hospital.
“The safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff is our priority and those who tested positive have been isolated from other patients, with arrangements in place to maintain safe and high-quality care.
The situation is isolated to the hospital and there is currently no indication of wider community transmission, but we, alongside our partners in the community, will continue to carefully monitor the situation.
We continue to follow all relevant infection prevention and control guidelines.
Visiting has been restricted in some areas, but as soon as clinicians are confident that the measures can be lifted in a way that is safe for patients and staff, they will be.
The Trust will continue to provide hospital-grade surgical masks at the entrances to our hospitals, and will ask that all visitors wear one throughout their time on site.”
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Standard response to patients
It is not the responsibility of practices to organise coronavirus tests. If you have coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to get a test you can visit the gov.uk website to organise this, or call 119 if you cannot use the online service.
Coronavirus symptoms are:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
You can get a test for someone you live with if they have these symptoms. Do not get tests for people you live with who do not have these symptoms.
You can also get a test if:
- you live in England and have been told to have a test before you go into hospital, for example, for surgery
- your local council asks you to get a test
- you’re taking part in a government pilot project
Only get a test if you have coronavirus symptoms or if you have been asked to get tested. This will help make sure that people who need a test can get one.
We are aware that the testing service is currently very busy - Gov.uk advises to try again in a few hours if you cannot book a test now, or if the location or time are not convenient.