COVID-19 Information

We welcome your cooperation and patience in our efforts to support NHS England and Public Health England in implementing their strategies for managing current crisis. As a result advice for you regarding what to do if you begin to display symptoms of COVID - 19 infection updated regularly.

On our part we have had to introduce changes in the way we deliver our service in order to support national prevention strategy.

We have introduced measures as follows

During normal opening hours we are available to offer advice and treatment, however, we are minimising face to face contact with patients to be arranged after careful assessment - we can offer assessment remotely by telephone or by video link. Please note that the changes in the way we work have been introduced to minimise the risk of spread of infection but we would like to assure you that we are here to help you address your health needs. We appreciate that there are health problems other than COVID-19 infection. Please do not put off contacting us if you feel you need medical advice.

For more details please follow links opposite and below:

Update on COVID-19 Booster Vaccination

Patients may be aware that the Government has released details of the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme.
 
Under Government guidelines, the booster vaccination will be offered to:
  • Care home residents and housebound patients
  • Health and social care workers
  • People aged over 50
  • Those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19
  • Adult carers
  • Adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals
The NHS will contact you once you're eligible to receive the COVID-19 booster vaccination.

We are working through a priority order so that all those eligible will be able to receive their booster from six months after their second dose to allow more vulnerable people to be given their vaccination faster.

We will get in touch and invite you in for your vaccination when it is your turn. We thank you for your continued understanding and look forward to inviting you.
 
In the meanwhile if you know you meet criteria for 3rd Dose or Booster Vaccine and would like to book an appointment please follow information below
  1. to book an appointment for booster vaccine please follow link as follows https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
  2. There are limited vaccines offered each day for people who are able to walk in (they are usually on first come first served basis - please visit following link to look for participating sites - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site/

Please note you must allow at least 6 months before booking your booster, otherwise you will not be able to find a potential appointment.

  • Those who need third dose – if you have received a letter then you can walk into Oakley Road with the letter to receive your third dose - you may need a letter from the surgery if so please contact reception team. Please remember you will need a booster dose 6 months after receiving your 3rd dose. 
  • Pregnant women and vulnerable patients should call 119 to book appointments.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We hope to provide uptodate information regarding COVID-19 vaccination programme please watch the sapece for more information regarding local developments. 

However, in the meantime please follow links below for further information about vaccine.

Covid Vaccination Programme for Southampton - information

Vaccination Guide for Older Adults

Vaccination Guide for Women who are Pregnant or Breast Feeding

COVID Vaccine Video

Covid Vaccination and Travel

How to access COVID-19 vaccination status

  1. Through the free NHS App
  2. By calling 119 and requesting a letter - Please note
    1. must be at least five working days after you have completed your course of the vaccine (two doses).
    2. It is expected that the letter will take five working days to be delivered.
    3. It will be sent automatically to the address you have registered with us. The 119 call handler will not be able to see addresses to check the details.

Please make sure we have your up to date information before calling 119. More information is available here.

Vaccination for Children and Travel

Children cannot get COVID-19 vaccination status, as children are not currently being vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you’re travelling abroad, you and any children you’re travelling with may need to show proof of a COVID-19 test, with or without a completed vaccination course.

See the GOV.UK foreign travel advice pages for guidance on the entry requirements of your intended destination country.

Please follow this link to access Further Inforamtion Regarding Vaccination and Local Arranagements