Hartwood Healthcare

Covid-19 Coronavirus

UPDATED 21/01/2022

Please see the latest update regarding lateral flow test and PCR test.

From 27 January, all Plan B restrictions will be lifted in England.
Please continue to be cautious by washing your hands, letting fresh air in, getting tested, self- isolating if positive.
We would like to ask all visitors to the Health Centre to support us in continuing to wear masks and socially distance whilst in the building. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, we have a lot of vulnerable people who visit us for various treatments and despite immunisation they remain at risk from Covid infections. Secondly, we need you to help keep all our staff safe from infection as the requirement to self-isolate could put our staying open in jeopardy if enough staff are affected at one time. All our frontline staff are double-immunised and we will continue to wear masks and take precautions not to get infected and become infectious. We hope you will help us to continue to keep everyone safe by wearing a mask and social-distancing in the building.


Latest guidance for:

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

The self-isolation advice for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed. It is now possible to end self-isolation after 5 full days if you have 2 negative LFD tests taken on consecutive days. The first LFD test should not be taken before the fifth day after your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you did not have symptoms). The self-isolation period remains 10 full days for those without negative results from 2 LFD tests taken a day apart.

Vaccination Update:

On Monday 29 November the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations made a series of recommendations to expand the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in response to the new coronavirus variant Omicron.

There are no immediate changes to the current Vaccination Programme in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) until we receive the national guidance on operationalising these recommendations.

In the meantime, please do not contact the practice until more information is released about how these changes will be rolled out. When it is your turn to be vaccinated, we will be in touch.
The latest information about the vaccination programme in BNSSG is available here, https://bnssghealthiertogether.org.uk/covid-19.../including a full list of who is currently eligible.


Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk) Use this service to book a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine or manage an appointment. 
**Please do not call the surgery regarding COVID-19 booster.  You will receive a letter or text from NHS England.**
Most people who are eligible for the #COVID19 booster will be offered a dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
This means your booster dose may be different from the vaccines you had for your first and second doses.

Please can we ask if you have an appointment at the surgery you come on your own, unless you are Under 16 or need a carer/assistance.  The waiting area needs to maintain social distancing and with extra people in the surgery this is making it difficult.                             

Thank you for your understanding.

Please bear with us! Unfortunately, due to a combination of doctors, nurses, receptionists and other members of our team off sick or self-isolating at the moment, we are working under even more pressure than usual.  We are doing our best to keep everything running normally and we apologise if there are waits or delays, we will be doing our best to try to help you.
Here are some useful helpline phone numbers for those in need.
If you initially declined the COVID-19 vaccine but you have now changed your mind, you can still book an appointment to get your vaccine.
Visit nhs.uk to book today: nhs.uk/CovidVaccine

The GP extraction has been delayed to 01/09/2021 to give patients time to consider if they want their data shared this way.

You can opt out using the NHS app or If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done by returning this form to your GP practice. https://nhs-prod.global.ssl.fastly.net/.../type-1-opt-out...
If you have previously registered a Type 1 Opt-out and you would like to withdraw this, you can also use the form to do this. You can send the form by post or email to your GP practice or call 0300 3035678 for a form to be sent out to you.


 Useful links for support during Coronavirus:

 National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247


 NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

 Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.

 MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’.


 YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus.


 Icon Babies cry: You can cope.


 SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID.


 IRISi interventions:



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