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Please continue to wear masks

Please continue to wear masks in NHS settings With covid cases in Newcastle on the rise, we want to encourage patients to continue to wear masks when visiting us or any other NHS setting. For GP practices to smoothly deliver safe, efficient services to patients, we need to minimise the risk of covid spreading as … Continued

Covid vaccinations can now be booked for all 5–11-year-olds

All five to eleven-year-olds are now eligible to receive a vaccination against covid-19. Appointments can be booked online or by calling 119. In February, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised that the vaccine be offered to all children aged 5-11, expanding the eligibility from just those in clinically at-risk groups. The NHS offers … Continued

Get your Covid pass with the NHS App

Your NHS Covid pass proves that you have been fully vaccinated against covid-19. While covid passes are no longer mandatory for attending large events, some venues may still use them to reduce risk to staff and guests. If you are travelling overseas, you may also be asked to prove your vaccination status as a condition … Continued

‘Living with Covid’: What you need to know

Today, Thursday 24th February, the government has lifted all remaining legal restrictions to deal with the covid-19 pandemic. This means that there is no longer a legal requirement to isolate after a positive test. Routine contact tracing has also ended, so close contacts of positive cases no longer need to isolate or test daily. The key … Continued

COVID Digest: This weeks news, updates and need-to-know information

A round-up of the changes and need-to-know information about the covid-19 pandemic. Vaccinations for ‘at risk’ 5-11-year olds Children aged five to eleven years of age who are most ‘at risk’ will be offered covid-19 vaccinations. This will include some 500,000 children nationally who are in a clinical risk group or live with someone who … Continued

Covid Prevention Measures in GP Practices

Tomorrow, 27th January sees the lifting of all remaining ‘Plan B’ measures around covid. You can read what that covers in our Covid digest post from earlier this week. However, it is important to note that in GP practices and all NHS settings, there are different infection control procedures in place which allow us to … Continued

COVID Digest: What you need to know this week

A round-up of the changes and need-to-know information about the covid-19 pandemic. ‘Plan B’ measures end From Thursday 27th January, all remaining ‘Plan B’ measures put in place to combat the spread of the Omicron variant, will come to an end.