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Covid Update 05/07/2021

POST COVID Patient Information Leaflet: Download information

The Covid Treatment Hubs have now closed and anyone with covid symptoms should now take note of the following:

1. New Symptoms of Covid: arrange a test through NHS Inform and Self Isolate in line with current guidance as detailed on NHS Inform. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE

2. Worsening Covid Symptoms: If your symptoms last longer than 5/7 days, or you feel you are getting worse, please complete an On-Line consult form (found on the Home Page), detailing the problem, and a GP will assess and agree an appropriate plan. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND OR ATTEMPT TO COME INTO THE PRACTICE WITHOUT A PRIOR BOOKED APPOINTMENT.

NHS111 remains the contact during out of hours (18.00 - 08.00 Mon to Fri and over the weekend and Bank Holidays), and may be contacted during the in-hours, but if clinical assessment is required you will be redirected back to the practice.

NHS England's Data Opt-Out Service:

Update on Data Opt Out Service

Your COVID Recovery

An NHS resource to support your recovery after COVID-19.

Well Being Pack 

This Wellbeing Pack has been designed by the Health Promotion Service, and is full of useful and practical resources to support and improve wellbeing throughout the current challenging environment, coping with the effects of Covid-19 and restrictions on everyday life. 

COVID Status Certification (Covid Passports)

Guidance from the Scottish Government:

"Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for a Covid vaccination passport or status certificate – they will not be able to provide any standard document. International certification standards have not yet been agreed.

The Scottish Government is working to support the re-opening of international travel once it is safe to do so. We are working with the other UK Nations and with the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel.

As part of this, we are developing a technical solution that could allow people to access their Covid vaccination status directly

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There are a small number of people in eligible cohorts who are yet to receive their letter. This has happened for a variety of reasons, including the date they were added to a cohort, recent temporary residency, or a simple lost letter. As you know appointment letters for COVID-19 vaccination in Fife are issued using the National Scheduling Tool and a system has been put in place to ensure that people within these groups are not missed. 

Anyone within these categories who has not received a letter, or who has lost their letter, can arrange an appointment by providing some details at this link: https://invitations.vacs.nhs.scot/

It will take a few days for the team to review these and issue letters

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Changes within NHS Fife

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Online Consult Information

We continue to use the on-line system. Patient feedback to date has been very positive; a few teething problems initially, which we have hopefully addressed and dealt with. If you are having any problems using the system please contact the practice where the reception team will be more than happy to assist. 

FACE MASKS

Please see below the pertinent passage from the Scottish Government website regarding the wearing of Face masks:

"You must wear a face covering when using public transport in order to prevent the transmission of the virus. For children under 5 years of age or those with particular health conditions who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of any physical or mental illness or impairment or disability or without severe distress an exemption applies. There is no requirement to obtain evidence in the form of a letter from a doctor or government that you are exempt. If you have a condition which means you cannot wear a face covering you need only advise if asked that you cannot wear a face covering because you are exempt for one of the reasons listed above.”

https://www.transport.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/transport-transition-plan/advice-on-how-to-travel-safely/​ 

COVID 19 Advice for Parents

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Communication Toolkit

Please click on the following link to find updated information regarding the change to community service services as a result of coronavirus.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/communityhealth

The practice remains open for essential primary care problems, but all non essential appointments have been suspended.

All patients will still have access to the care they require and we appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

Please do not come to the practice without a prior agreed appointment.

Please do not telephone the practice regarding COVID19.

If you have a new cough, fever, or breathlessness you need to contact NHS24 and telephone 111 to speak to the dedicated National helpline.

DO NOT TELEPHONE THE PRACTICE ABOUT COVID19 CONCERNS OR SYMPTOMS

Repeat Prescriptions:

Current guidance is to continue to order your medication in your normal way. Do not order before you are due to, and please do not ask for a double amount as we are unable to action these requests. If you need to collect prescriptions from the surgery please observe the signs and information in the practice, It is there to protect you and the staff. 

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

Stay save!

FIXED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:

Please note the Practice will be CLOSED on the following dates.

Friday 2nd April 2021

Monday 5th April 2021

Monday 4th October 2021

Monday 27th December 2021

Tuesday 28th December2021

Monday 3rd January 2022

Tuesday 4th January 2022

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