COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID Vaccine Passports

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status allows you to show others that you’ve had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine when travelling abroad to some countries or territories. A full course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination status is available to people who live in England.

You can get your vaccination status in digital or paper format.

The service will go live from Monday 17 May.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status

Through the NHS App

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 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.

How to Register for the NHS App

Please see the video below for a guide of how to register for the NHS App

By calling 119

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, 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 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you.

The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.

For more information regarding COVID vaccination passports please click here

We MUST keep on protecting ourselves & others

COVID-19 Do I Need a Test?

Anybody who is experiencing any symptoms of the virus should self-isolate straight away, then make an appointment to get a test by calling 119 or visiting gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test  

Please remember the government announced anyone, at any age, with symptoms of Coronavirus is eligible for a test.
 
The symptoms to look out for are:
 
•         A new, continuous cough
•         A high temperature
•         A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
 
Please be aware that you can’t get a COVID test at your local GP Practice as the testing is only done at specific national sites.

How Test and Trace Works

NHS Test and Trace with contact you if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, you will be required to
– Isolate
– Test if needed
More information can be found online here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works

Please Remember ….

Updated 14.10.2020

Wolverhampton is now in Tier 2 ‘High Alert’ restrictions under the new local Covid alert system for England

This is for areas with a higher level of infections where some additional restrictions are in place.

  • you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household, care bubble or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
  • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
  • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • schools, universities and places of worship remain open
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees
  • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport
  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

You should continue to:

Find out more about the measures that apply in high alert level areas to help reduce the spread of COVID-19

Updated 25.09.2020

Tettenhall Medical Practice is STILL OPEN …

We continue to remind patients that the practice is open but that we are working differently.

Please see below a new video developed with local GPs to advise patients on what to expect when they need to access primary care


Wolverhampton Specific Information

From Tuesday 22 September:

  • You must not allow people you don’t live with or who are not part of your bubble into your home or garden.
  • You must not visit people you do not live with or who are not part of your bubble, in their homes or gardens, either in Wolverhampton or elsewhere.
  • Only essential visits, such as from carers, are allowed. Read the full restrictions.

The new restrictions will be law and you could be fined for breaking them. The new restrictions will not affect schools, transport or workplaces.


Updated information 18.09.2020

Anybody who is experiencing any symptoms of the virus should self-isolate straight away, then make an appointment to get a test by calling 119 or visiting gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test  
 
The symptoms to look out for are:
 
•         A new, continuous cough
•         A high temperature
•         A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
 
Please be aware that you can’t get a COVID test at your local GP Practice as the testing is only done at specific national sites.


If you are concerned about your symptoms, or you feel you are unable to manage your symptoms at home, Use the 111 online coronavirus service. The 111 online coronavirus service will ask about your symptoms and tell you what to do.


Tettenhall Medical Practice – Working to Help Our Patients

Tettenhall Medical Practice remains open and is helping our patients, answering questions and queries, as well as dealing with medical issues – please dont turn up at surgery unless informed to by a member of the surgery team – instead phone us on one of the surgery numbers these are 01902 444551 / 444550 and 01902 444560 / 444561


Wolverhampton Specific Information about COVID-19

  • Covid-19 is creeping back, circulating freely and rates are going up
  •  If we don’t stop it spreading, especially to our elderly relatives and vulnerable people, we’ll start seeing more people die
  • We have to be alert, on our guard and most of all – stick to the rules
  • Younger people are super spreaders – that poses a huge risk to older family members
  • Everyone needs to stick to social distancing rules to stop a second wave and avoid a local lockdown
  • Residents are asked to voluntarily follow the measures that are in place for Sandwell, meaning that residents are not permitted to see people from outside of their households

Previous Information …..

For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk.

If you think you may have COVID-19 or have travelled to an affected area, please do not go to any GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Instead use the NHS 111 online service to find out what to do next

www.111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

Wolverhampton Council have developed a ‘Coronavirus Hub’ which is now live and is full of essential updates & information

www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS 111 have produced the following advice leaflet about home isolation

Home Isolation Leaflet

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental well-being if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

It also includes guidance if people are feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak. Please visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters.

Getting an isolation note

If you have to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer, then a service is being provided for all patients by the government in conjunction with NHS 111.

Before using this service, make sure you have checked the coronavirus advice on the NHS website.

If you have to stay at home but feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. If you can work from home, you will not need an isolation note.

Click this link to visit the website for this service