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 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.

People unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus can obtain an isolation note through an online service please go to

please visit the NHS weblink below

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Also see our News section for additional information.

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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. 

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

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:


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 and associated YouTube video describing the sites content

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

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)

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

Mental Health

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.

By visiting the Start a Conversation website

How To Help Safely

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

Pituitary/ adrenal insufficiency (including steroid sick day rules)

Underlying lung disease (British Lung Foundation)

People with Asthma

People with Diabetes

People affected by Stroke

Pregnant women

Children/young people T1 diabetes

People with Heart/circulatory disease

Older people

Young people with anxiety

Adults with anxiety

People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

People with cancer

People with inflammatory bowel disease

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