COVID-19 FAQ

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Fever
  • New cough
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Some less typical symptoms including
    • A "bad cold"
    • Diarrhoea
    • New headache
    • Sore throat

What should I do if I have symptoms of possible COVID-19? 

  • Free testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) from the NHS has ended for most people in England. There are a small number of people who will still be able to get free COVID-19 tests from the NHS for example
    • If you have a health condition which means you're eligible for COVID-19 treatment
      • If you have a health condition which means you're eligible for COVID-19 treatments, you should be sent a COVID-19 test to use if you have symptoms
      • You can order free NHS tests yourself, if you have not received any tests yet or have used the tests you've been sent.
    • If you work for the NHS or in social care
    • If you've been asked to take a test by a doctor or healthcare
  • Please see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/get-tested-for-coronavirus/
  • Order through https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests or call 119

Vaccinations

We do not offer the COVID-19 vaccination at our surgery but strongly recommend that you get vaccinated  / get a booster to protect yourself and others

You can find some local centres or use the national booking system

If you were vaccinated abroad, you can register your vaccinations through https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/tell-nhs-about-coronavirus-vaccinations-abroad/

If you can't get vaccinated for medical reasons, you can apply on the government website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-medical-exemptions-proving-you-are-unable-to-get-vaccinated

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