COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION
We are delighted to inform our patients that we are running COVID Vaccination clinics.
When will I be vaccinated?
We have started vaccinating patients over the age of 80 years of age and are inviting people in according to the criteria and prioritisation set by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), and will contact you when it’s your turn.
Where will I be vaccinated?
The designated vaccination site for our PCN as agreed by NHS England, is Holsworthy Medical Centre
The team at Holsworthy are busy facilitating the vaccination service for the Five Practices of the Holsworthy, Bude & Surrounding Villages Coast Primary Care Network (Neetside, Stratton, Bradworthy, Hatherleigh & Holsworthy). We are working closely with our local practices and staff will be coming from all practices to support the programme.
How do I book?
We will be contacting all the eligible patients with details of how to book an appointment. PLEASE DO NOT CALL YOUR PRACTICE as our patient services teams will not be able to book an appointment for you.
If you or a family member is eligible for a COVID vaccine please consider how you will travel to the practice (it is likely to be on a weekend). We are working to identify with local volunteer services should you require assistance, and we will be able to provide details at the time of booking.
Other options from 18th January 2021
Now that more doses of Covid-19 vaccines are available, the NHS is able to open more vaccination services, including the first larger regional Vaccination Centres. This is great news as it provides more options for getting vaccinated.
People who are eligible and who live near these new vaccination services will receive letters from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service, telling them how they can book their appointment.
You may receive a letter from the national NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service inviting you to book an appointment at a regional Vaccination Centre, the closest of which is at Taunton so far.
If you receive the letter from the national service and can travel to the Vaccination Centre safely, we recommend that you book using the details the letter provides. You have a choice of talking up the offer to attend the mass vaccination site, or wait for your GP to give it to you more locally.
Like the rest of the NHS we are working to offer vaccines to everyone in the top priority groups by the middle of February.
Please do not contact us if you haven’t received an invite yet. We are very busy at the moment and doing so could prevent a patient who needs our help from getting through. You have not been taken off any lists and we will contact you when it is the right time for you to book your appointment.
For a single point of access to government information that is updated regularly go to: GOV.UK
From 6th January all areas are now in lockdown. For information about what this means go to: LOCKDOWN GUIDANCE JAN 2021
For advice to those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) and have been notified by the government go to: CEV GUIDANCE
To book a Covid test go to: GET A TEST
To download the Covid19 Testing App go to: COVID19 Testing App
For those who are having to self-isolate go to: ISOLATION
To report breaches in Covid-19 regulations go to: REPORT A BREACH
For a list to services available locally to people during Covid19 follow the link. Please be aware that information is changing quickly and regularly. Always check the sites first. DIRECTORY OF SERVICES
For a list of support for local Mental Health and Wellbeing services, including services to help with dependencies, got to:
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
For a list of support when you feel unsafe at home go to: HELPLINES
For bereavement help go to:BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
For help with deliveries of food or medication, if you are needing to self-isolate please use the NHS/RVS Volunteers Portal: NHS RVS Volunteers or call them on 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week) to arrange support for either yourself or someone you know.
For a list of local/village support groups either phone your district or town council or go to: DELIVERY HELP OPTIONS
For Devon County Council Coronavirus Information Hub go to: DCC CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION
For Cornwall County Council Coronavirus Information Hub go to: CORNWALL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION
If you are recovering from the virus please have a look at this useful recovery pack information from Homerton University:COVID RECOVERY PACK
To stay active at home have a look at this from Public Health England: ACTIVE AT HOME
For a handy wellbeing pack if you have to self-isolate: WELLBEING PACK