COVID-19 INFORMATION

We would like to thank our amazing volunteers, community support and some retired staff that have all stepped in to help us during this time. We are very proud to work with the community and wider East Devon region.

COVID Vaccinations

Booster Vaccinations:

We are planning on giving the covid booster vaccination alongside the flu vaccination. We will be inviting patients in cohorts like we did with the previous covid vaccination programme. We can only provide the covid booster vaccination if there has been 6 months between the date of your 2nd covid vaccination and the 3rd booster vaccination.

We will contact patients as they become eligible and when we have capacity to provide vaccinations. Please wait to be invited and do not contact us to book unless you have already been invited by the surgery so that we can better manage the demand and pressure on our phone lines.

Your invite might be by phone, letter, SMS (text) or email. If by SMS or email you will receive a link to a webpage to book your appointment online. If possible please try to book using this method to reduce demand on our phonelines and at reception. 

1st / 2nd Vaccinations:

We are currently not booking any more COVID vaccines at the surgery or for our Exmouth vaccination site. If you are eligible, and are yet to have booked or received your 1st vaccine then please book via NHS website or call 119. You can also use this service if you have received your 1st vaccination but not yet booked your 2nd.

Book or manage your coronavirus vaccination

If you are experiencing issues with booking your vaccination please contact the CCG's Vaccination Support Team - they are a non-clinical team who can support patients and practices with the following:

  • Organising appointments / signposting to walk in vaccination sessions
  • Signposting / providing patients with general advice in relation to national guidance and vaccinations
  • Support patients and practices to resolve vaccination data recording errors
  • Organising reasonable adjusted appointments
  • Any other vaccination related queries

They can be contacted on D-CCG.devonvaccinationsupport@nhs.net or 01752 398 836

 

Covid 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 is available via the NHS App or you can request a letter copy via the NHS website or by calling 119. People should note that it may take up to five working days to arrive by post. People should wait five working days AFTER they have had their second dose for the system to be updated. More information is available on the NHS Digital primary care page.  

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

Covid vaccination given while abroad?

Unfortunately international vaccinations cannot currently be recorded in the same way as those given in the UK. Therefore it may not appear in the Covid Vaccination section of the NHS App and you may not be able to request your vaccination status as above. Please contact the surgery and provide a copy of your vaccination certificate so that we can record your vaccination. If you have registered for online services with Honiton Surgery and have access to your health record through this; you will be able to view your vaccinations here and if you have linked this account to your NHS App you can also view this in 'Your GP Health Record' section.

We would like to thank our amazing volunteers, community support and some retired staff that have all stepped in to help us during this time. We are very proud to work with the community and wider East Devon region.

 

Additional Leaflets

COVID-19 Vaccine - Guide

COVID-19 Vaccine - Why do I have to wait

COVID-19 Vaccine - What to expect

There is recent updated Pregnancy information/gudiance for Covid vaccine - please speak with your Midwife/obsetricain or GP if you are considering vaccine whilst pregnant or breast feeding.

 

Attending the surgery

From Monday 28th June we will be reopening our doors and the doorbell system will no longer be required to enter the surgery.

It is important that we remain cautious at this time and we encourage patients to only attend the surgery when required (e.g for a booked appointment). Please continue to contact the surgery by phone or using our eConsult service for general enquires.

Please observe the following when attending the surgery:

  • Please continue to wear a face covering when possible.
  • Please use hand sanitzer upon entering the surgery (this is located on the left hand side as you enter the building).
  • Please use the check-in machine located next to the hand sanitizer, take a seat and wait to be called for your appointment.
  • Please maintain social distancing from other patients and staff at all times. If there is a queue at reception and there is not enough space to queue while distancing please wait outside of the surgery until the queue has reduced.
  • Please do not arrive too early as we have limited capacity in our waiting areas. If you arrive too early you may be asked to return closer to your appointment time.
  • There will be a maximum of 18 patients permitted in our waiting areas. If we reach this limit we may close the doors and ask patients to use the doorbell system where a member of the team will answer and respond appropriately.
  • Samples can be dropped off in the designated drop-off in reception but please be mindful of other patients and wait until there is space to approach the drop-off.
  • Please do not enter the surgery to drop off prescriptions or other correspondence. There is a designated post-box for to the right of the main entrance (next to the staff entrance).

Please DO NOT attend the surgery if you have symptoms of Covid-19.

 

What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.

Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

To book a test go to GOV.uk  or call 119 if you cannot get help online.

For a medical emergency dial 999.

 

Shielding/Clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

This guidance is government advice and it’s your personal choice whether to follow it.

Registering for support via new online service : https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-shielding-support (this closed on 31.3.21, priority access to super market deliveries, will be kept until 21.6.21)

Please see GOV.uk for more information.

 

PRINCIPLE Research Study

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. You could be eligible to join if you have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:

  • new continuous coughorhigh temperature or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell OR have a positive test for SARS-Co-V2 infection with COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days.

You eligible if you :

  • are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above

Please see the PRINCIPLE Research Study website to find out more.

Please call the Trial Team if you have any questions or do not have access to online systems: 0800 138 0880.

If you would like to know more about COVID-19 research and how you can contribute, please visit the Be Part of Research website which is run by the National Institute for Health Research.

Please click here to see Covid-19 research poster or go to www.rtocovid19.com to complete a simple survey.

 

COVID-19 Community Support

Honiton Community Volunteer Coronavirus Support Network

League of friends Statement August 2020

Beehive Honiton :01404 384050

Dedicated phone information line being set up and run by Beehive volunteers.

Starting Monday 23rd (Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm).

TRIP :01404 465 29

Trip offering shopping delivery service and telephone befriending for those who need it.

Devon Freewheelers :0300 800 0109

Devon Freewheelers offering medication delivery service and phone contact for those who are particularly anxious about the COVID-19 situation.

Parent+ Support Hub

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