Important Information About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had your vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you’re planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

Please see below a vaccination fraud poster and guidance document. Sadly there are scams out there which are trying to take advantage of our most vulnerable patients so it is worth reiterating the messages in the documents below.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, how you contact your GP surgery will be different at the moment. This is to limit face to face contact where possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus. The safety of our patients and staff is our priority at this time.

  • Face to face appointments are available to all patients, but you may be asked to discuss your condition over the phone or online first to assess what would be most appropriate for you
  • In addition to face to face consultations, the practice is offering consultations online or over the phone. This can be a convenient, flexible and safe way to receive healthcare.

Your patience and understanding at this difficult time is appreciated.

View the latest information on Coronavirus including ‘stay at home advice’.

If you Need a Test

Please be aware that your GP Practice or NHS 111 can not book a coronavirus test. If you need to arrange a test, phone 119 or go to

You only need a coronavirus test if you are showing any of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature of 37.8c or above
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.