COVID19

COVID-19 GUIDANCE IN LOCAL HEALTHCARE SETTINGS TO REMAIN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Following the end to mandatory social distancing and mask wearing in daily life on 19 July, please be advised that if you are visiting a healthcare setting such as GP surgery, community clinic or hospital, you will still be required to wear a facemask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

We are still seeing rising cases of COVID-19 in our communities and in admission to our local hospitals so despite the easing of restrictions in our daily lives, we must continue to follow a rigorous process in health and care settings to keep our patients and our colleagues safe.

Despite any changes coming into force from Monday 19 July in the communitycurrent guidance remains in place in hospitals, GP and other primary care buildings and services in central Lancashire, and will not change at this time.  

  

Therefore, all health and social care staff, volunteers, patients and visitors will still be required to continue to follow the below: 

  • HANDS: Wash hands regularly with soap and water or hand gel if hand washing facilities are not available 
  • FACE: Wear a face covering in practice buildings  
  • SPACE: Stay at least 2m away from people wherever possible and ensure you follow the social distancing measures in place 


Thank you for helping us continue to keep our patients and staff safe during these continued challenging times.


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Book or manage a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine dose online if you have been contacted by the NHS and you are either:

You'll only be able to book an appointment for a booster dose if it's been at least 6 months (180 days) since your 2nd dose of the vaccine.

To find out if you are eligible to book visit the NHS website: NHS Covid Vaccination Booster booking site


Covid-19 Passport

The NHS App will be the UK Official App for proof of Covid-19 Vaccination where a specific section for this purpose will be available from May 17.

Please note that the NHS app is different to the NHS Covid-19 app.

Please visit the gov.uk website for information on how to demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status to show that you’ve had the full course of the COVID-19 vaccine and access this status when travelling abroad. This also includes details of how to obtain a letter to show your vaccination status.

Please DO NOT contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GP's cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, (which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions).

The NHSapp can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 7 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 7 days to reach you.



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