13 Mar Coronavirus (Covid-19): what you need to do
Our Allerton site is currently open between 8.00-1.00pm Monday to Friday. As from Monday 5th October we will increase opening hours at Allerton to include Tuesdays & Thursdays which will be 8.00-6.00pm. Routine appointments will still be available with a Nurse/HCA. Appointments with a GP/ANP/ACP will be available Tuesday & Thursday after telephone triage has taken place if felt appropriate.
Clayton remains open Monday to Friday 8.00-6.00pm. The practice will continue to review appointment bookings for each site along with opening hours to ensure both sites are run safely and effectively.
You can contact us as normal on 01274 880650
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country, including for people who have been vaccinated. In England:
1) You can meet indoors in a group of up to 6 people or a group of any size from 2 households
2) You can meet outside in a group of up to 30 people
3) Work from home if you can and travel safely
COVID-19 symptoms are a dry cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
Need a sick note for isolation?
please select the link: https: NHS111 – Isolation note
Changes to Rapid Access Clinic & online appointments
The Practice is limiting direct access due to coronavirus to protect patients and staff. Online booking has been suspended. From Monday 16th March RAC will be suspended. All appointments will be telephone triaged.
Patients who are required to attend the surgery for an appointment, we kindly ask that you do not enter the building until 5 minutes prior to your appointment time. Please do not bring anyone to the appointment with you unless you are attending with a child (only one parent can attend) or you are a Carer.
When attending the surgery you will now be asked to wear a face covering (scarf/bandana/face mask). This will help protect you, other patients in the waiting area, and staff.
Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 3 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.
Face coverings can help stop the spread of coronavirus by preventing you from inadvertently passing on the disease to others if you have it but are not showing symptoms. By wearing a face covering, you’ll be helping us to make sure our GP practices remain safe places for people to receive care.
It’s important to remember that, it’s still so important to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds on a regular basis.
If you are unable to provide your own face covering, we can provide you with one of our face masks. However, please be considerate as these masks are the supply which is used by our staff.
Information about wearing face coverings and how to make your own is available on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering
Getting tested for coronavirus
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you can book a test using the online booking system at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. There are a number of testing centres across our area.
GP practices cannot give you a coronavirus test. If you do have symptoms, please do not come to our GP practice in person, you will be putting others at risk. Stay at home and get in touch with us over the phone.
Symptoms of coronavirus include; a new persistent cough, a high fever or loss of smell or taste.
We know that there is a high demand for tests, so please only book a test if you have symptoms.
If you have any coronavirus symptoms you must isolate immediately (stay at home) for 10 days (don’t wait for a test or a test result before doing so).
To stop the spread of coronavirus, please continue to wash your hands regularly, use a face covering when social distancing is not possible and try to keep your distance from people you do not live with.
For the latest information about coronavirus, visit nhs.uk/coronavirus
Please be reassured that our GP practice is #StillHereToHelp when you need us.
How to book a coronavirus test
People can book a coronavirus test by going online to the NHS website – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ – or by calling 119
You must have an appointment booked before visiting a testing centre.
Free test kits are also available to collect at many pharmacies in Bradford. No need to reserve or book a test. You can send someone to pick up a free test kit for you if:
- they don’t have symptoms
- they are outside of your household
Check where test kits are available at: https://bradford.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/
Understand your test result and find out what to do if you’re contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
‘Your COVID Recovery’ helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Find out about the long-term effects coronavirus can sometimes have and what help is available.
We understand that many patients will want to know more about the vaccination, when you
will be vaccinated and what it means for you. It is important to know that the NHS will contact
you with further information when it is your turn to have the coronavirus vaccination.
Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine
Please see attachment for updated FAQs for patients following the most recent advice re AZ. COVID-19 vaccine FAQs for patients
Are you Aged 36 or over on or before 01 July 2021?
If you are 36 or over you can now book your COVID-19 vaccination using the National Booking Service. If not, you will be contacted when it is your turn. Please do not contact the practice for an appointment
COVID vaccines and fertility and advice for pregnant women
How to decide: COVID-19 vaccination advice for women who are, or may be pregnant. Please select the link for information: COVID vaccine and fertility – decision aid
Q&A from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: COVID:19 vaccines, pregnancy and breastfeeding