For the latest health information regarding
the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Vaccination Status
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
The NHS App which you can download from app stores
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.
If you cannot access this online service, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
Join a COVID-19 clinical trial
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. Heath Lane Surgery is involved with this clinical trial and you could be eligible to join if:
- You have had these symptoms for fewer than 14 days:
- a continuous new or worsening cough
- a high temperature
- You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness (for example Asthma, COPD, Heart Failure, Diabetes)
- You are aged 65 and above
- Find Out More via the links below
Please do not contact our Reception Team about the Trial.
If you believe you should be on the Governments extremely vulnerable persons register and have not received communications from NHS England yet, please visit the following website. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
People unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus can obtain an isolation note through an online service please go to https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
please visit the NHS weblink below
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If you have symptoms of coronavirus or think you may have coronavirus,
Do Not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
Psychological impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and experience
How has COVID-19 impacted your health and wellbeing? What has been helpful and what has not been helpful for your mental health?
Researchers from a collaboration group are asking people to complete a short questionnaire to help better understand how the coronavirus is affecting us all and its impact on our day to day lifestyle. We hope to find out what is helpful for people during this time and also what may be causing some people to be affected more than others in terms of their wellbeing.
Can you spare 15 minutes to help? Click on the link to the questionnaire for more information: https://bit.ly/36ok8nK
GOV.UK WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Service
A new GOV.UK WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Service has now been launched. The purpose of this product is to combat the spread of misinformation propagated through WhatsApp on an Official Government channel. To use the service, members of the public simply add +44 7860 064422 to their contacts and send a WhatsApp message saying “Hi”.
Your COVID Recovery
Your COVID Recovery (YCR) is a unique project conceived in Leicester by Professor Sally Singh and developed by a core team of 12 leading professionals from prominent national organisations, supported by NHSE, to bring about best care for those affected by COVID.
The YCR website allows patients, family, friends and carers instant access to information to support their understanding and early recovery after contracting the COVID virus. The site is also a fantastic recourse for clinicians and all content is down loadable to PDF and printable if required.
Please see the information below with regards to the Your COVID Recovery (YCR) website www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk and associated YouTube video describing the site’s content https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhtsFQwFq90
Domestic abuse - where to get help during the COVID-19 pandemic
These local and national organisations are working hard to ensure they can still support you:
United Against Violence and Abuse (UAVA) Domestic and sexual abuse service in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 0808 802 0028 www.uava.org.uk
National Domestic Abuse Helpline Support for domestic abuse, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour based violence and human trafficking/slavery. 0808 2000 247 (freephone 24hrs) www.refuge.org.uk
If you’re a child or young person and domestic abuse is happening in your home or relationship, then call Childline on 0800 1111.
Download full letter from Leicestershire Police HERE
Councils, police and the NHS across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are coming together to encourage residents who are experiencing mental health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic to seek support.
Below is a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) support websites for patients with
certain conditions as well as general advice for younger or older people