We’ve been experiencing a lot of calls regarding the flu vaccine and flu clinics. PLEASE don’t call the surgery yet as we can’t fix the dates for the immunisation sessions until we know when the vaccine will be delivered.
‘We are already busy preparing for giving flu jabs this year. For those at risk, having a flu jab is extra-important this year, in case there is an outbreak of Flu at the same time as Covid-19.
We are working out the way to give everyone their jabs as safely as we possibly can. Usually, we would immunise a lot of people when they come to the Practice for regular appointments but at the moment we can’t do this.. This year, while we are all social distancing, we are going to give the jabs over a couple of weekends in late September/early October. That way, we will be using the health centre only to give flu jabs and people can go in one entrance and out of another so that we can maintain social distancing throughout. We can’t be sure of the dates until the vaccine manufacturer gives us a definite delivery date’
We are unable to provide letters for exemptions for face masks/coverings, please see the link below.
Wearing a face covering
A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.
Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times and store used face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them.
Do not touch the front of the face covering, or the part of the face covering that has been in contact with your mouth and nose. Once removed, make sure you clean any surfaces the face covering has touched.
You should wash a face covering regularly. It can go in with other laundry, using your normal detergent.
When wearing a face covering, take care to tuck away any loose ends.
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.
(Site updated 29/07/2020)