Covid-19 Information

Did you have your vaccination abroad (this includes Scotland, Ireland and Wales)?

Please see this link which details what you need to do – making an appointment at certain vaccination centres to get your overseas vaccination registered and, on the system, so you are called for a booster at the right time.

Tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've had abroad - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Proof Of Recovery Covid19 Certificate

Have you had a positive COVID test in the last 6 months? Instead of risking a positive PCR test, many countries will now accept a COVID-19 Certificate of Recovery as a method of meeting entry requirements.

The Certificate confirms recent infection with SARS-CoV-2 via PCR, and your subsequent recovery. 

We do not offer this service at the practice however you can find more information on how to obtain a certificate here

Wantage PCN - COVID VACCINATIOIN PROGRAMME UPDATE – 1 April 2022

Please be aware the NHS is now offering a Spring COVID-19 vaccine booster jab to people aged 75 and over and to people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed. The current advice is that if you are in these groups, you should have a Spring booster six months after your third jab to offer best protection against becoming seriously ill from COVID. If you are in either of these groups you will receive a letter from the NHS, when it is your turn, inviting you to book an appointment for your Spring booster through the National Booking System or by calling 119. You will be able to get your jab at a large vaccination centre such as the Kassam Stadium in Oxford or at several Oxfordshire community pharmacies.  e.g. Cleggs Pharmacy, the RAC building in Faringdon.   For more information please refer to the  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-spring-booster-resources/a-guide-to-the-spring-booster-for-those-aged-75-years-and-older-residents-in-care-home

This practice is not providing Spring booster jabs so please wait for your letter from the NHS to book your appointment.   Please do not phone the practice.

Housebound & Care Home Patients - Arrangements are in place for those patients who are in care homes or housebound.  We will be in contact with you to advise you when to expect your vaccine.  Please do not phone the practice. 

We will visit housebound / care home patients missing any of their vaccines ie. 1st,2nd or 3rd and will be in touch with them to confirm when to expect a visit.

5-11 year olds in at risk groups or household contacts of someone in an at-risk group – we will invite our patients back for their 2nd vaccine 8 weeks after their 1st.   If a patient cannot make our clinic please advise parent / carer to phone:  07826 922121 to arrange appt.  This is an NHS number set up to advise and arrange appointments for this group. 

Employers requesting – FIT Note for Covid – patients are advised not to contact the GP practice but complete an application for an Isolation Note which can be found by following the link.  https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

 

How to Get Your Vaccine Certificate For Serving Military Personnel.

You can still access a Covid Pass however this cannot be done via the NHS App.  Please click here for instructions.

Covid Recovery Certificates

https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/disease-prevention-advice/covid-19-health-considerations-for-travel/coronavirus-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions

How do I get a 'fit to fly certificate' or 'COVID-19 clearance letter' if I am travelling and have recently recovered from COVID-19?

Some countries may be requesting documented evidence of previous COVID-19 infection as an alternative to a negative COVID-19 test as an entry requirement. If this is requested, you must ensure what type of documentation and evidence is acceptable to the country you are entering and also airline you are travelling with.

  • Be aware that certificates proving you have been recently infected with COVID-19 (sometimes known as COVID-19 recovery certificates or fitness to fly certificates) are not available via your NHS GP or via the NHS.
  • Some private companies offer to issue COVID-19 recovery certificates for a fee, if you can provide evidence of a recent positive COVID-19 test – you must liaise with the private company directly to find out more about this option, and ensure their certificate is accepted by your airline and also the country you are travelling to.

Covid Safety

Following the government announcement on 21/02/22, we have received advice from NHS England on 23/02/2022, which require current infection control guidance to be maintained in surgeries.

Please ensure that you:

  • Wear your mask in the surgery
  • Keep your distance from others when in the surgery
  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment time
  • Avoid attending for routine care when you have Covid
  • Tell us if you have Covid symptoms or are Covid positive when booking an appointment

This way we can keep all patients safe – including those who cannot be vaccinated, or those whose immune systems may be compromised or weak.

Thank You

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Covid Update

Dear Patients,

Over the last 12months, the Wantage Primary Care Network Covid Vaccine Team have delivered an amazing number of covid vaccinations to keep the community safe – over 32,000!

At the end of December, the vaccine clinics at the Health Centre will stop and colleagues will focus on working to meet the increased demand for appointments in both Newbury Street Practice & Church Street Practice.   If you still need a 1st 2nd or booster vaccination, please see the practice websites for more information on where you can book your appointment.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the many brilliant volunteers including the Ray Collins Trust and some retired familiar faces who have helped the practices run the clinics almost every week of 2021 – we couldn’t have done it without them!

The staff at the practices are also very grateful for the community support - kind gifts of cake, chocolates, thank you cards and positive feedback on Social Media has been welcomed by all the team & kept them motivated to keep going through all weathers in the Marquee!

Thank you for your support

Newbury Street Practice & Church Street Practice