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PURTON SURGERY ADVICE - CORONAVIRUS

We are getting quite a few queries from patients asking for Drs letters regarding self isolation for their employers. 

Please see below the latest guidance on this

Please find below a link to the Government guidance. This guidance covers the whole of the UK population and not just those who have been sent a letter by the government.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

 
The primary purpose of the letter sent by the government is to identify the 2% of the UK population who are at critical risk of infection. The remaining 98% are still at risk and need to manage this risk alongside their employer.
 
You can decide if you need to self-isolate and discuss with your employer. In the first instance your employer should offer you remote working. If this is not possible then you will need to consider whether you fall into the furloughed employee category - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-could-be-covered-by-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

 
Beacause you are well enough to work, however unable to attend work because of the risk of contracting Coronavirus, GPs are unable to offer a fit note to cover this period. You will need to work with your employer to resolve this situation.

We would like to inform patients that we remain open as usual. Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak we are now changing how appointments are booked.

Online booking has been temporarily suspended and we will be starting a same day telephone triage service with each doctor and nurse practitioner.

By doing this we aim to reduce patient - patient exposure. The government guidelines are changing daily and if you are concerned you may have coronavirus please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 for an online self-assessment and information.

If you have an upcoming appointment at the Surgery, we are advising anyone with a new continuous cough or temperature to self isolate for 7 days (this includes children)                                           DO NOT COME INTO SURGERY. Please call the surgery to cancel your appointment.

Thank you for your support.

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID UPDATE

The vaccination rollout programme across North Wilts Border Primary Care Network (in which Purton Surgery is part of) has made great progress vaccinating more than 25,000 patients and we will continue to provide second doses to all of those in eligible categories covering Cohorts 1 – 9 (aged 50 and above including those at risk/underlying health conditions) if you had the first dose at the Surgery.

 

Appointments for the 45-49 age group are now becoming available through the National Booking Service (NBS). Those who fall into this age group are asked to be patient while the NBS work to open up appointment slots.

 

If you fall into the 45 – 49 year old age cohort, please phone on 119 or

Click www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination to book a vaccination appointment.

 

Please do not ring the Surgery to try and book a 1st vaccination if you are in the 45 – 49 years of age cohorts or younger (as more age cohorts are enabled to book an appointment), as we do not have the supplies to provide this service.  The NBS is the only route to book Covid vaccinations for patients 49 and under with no underlying health conditions.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COVID-19 GOVERNMENT VACCINATION GUIDE

COVID-19 GUIDE



 
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