CORONAVIRUS (COVID - 19)
CORONAVIRUS (COVID - 19)
All patients age 18 or over or Clinically Vulnerable including Learning Disability patients have been invited for their FIRST Covid Vaccine.
If you have not received your invitation by text, telephone or letter please contact the surgery via email () to arrange your First Covid Vaccine.
For more information click HERE.
Allocation of Covid Vaccination appointments is not managed by Thorpe Bay Surgery, the surgery is instructed by our local Primary Care Network when the appointments become available.
How to access your COVID-19 Vaccination status
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to required COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from May 17) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you've completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.
Please do not contact us to provide documentation regarding your vaccine status, the above methods are the only official ways to verify your vaccination status.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
To access your online records please see our online services page.
Changes made to our practice due to COVID-19
The reception door will remain locked, please speak to the receptions via the designated window/hatch , if you have a face to face appointment the receptionist will take your temperature and let you into the waiting room. Please be patient as reception staff are also answering telephone queries.
All GP appointments will be by telephone consultation first, if after the clinician has spoken to you, needs to see you, you will be given a face to face appointment (all other appointments can be booked face to face first).
When you attend your appointment please come on your own unless you are unable to.
Face covering must be worn unless you are exempt or a child.
When you attend your appointment you may be asked to wait outside due to social distancing in the waiting area.
You will be asked to sanitise your hands on arrival at the Practice.
All chairs in the waiting room are wiped with sanitising wipes once the chair has been vacated.