Information and advice for patients
NHS advice about COVID-19
General NHS advice about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, and self-isolation can be found on the NHS website by following this link:>>. Further guidance for patients may be found in the links below:
Relaxing of rules.
Face mask coverings will still be required for entry to GP Practices after Thursday 27th January, unless you are exempt.
Whilst changes will come into effect on that date for other public spaces, the UK Health Security Agency and NHS England have confirmed that masks/coverings remain an Infection Prevention and Control measure in GP Practice, hospitals and other health and care settings.
Purbeck CVP Spring Covid-19 Booster Campaign
The Purbeck Covid-19 Vaccination HUB at Wareham Hospital has commenced its Spring Covid-19 booster to those age 75+ and age 12+ who are immunosuppressed (transplants, chemotherapy, some rheumatoid drugs and high dose steroids etc). The booster will be 6 months from your previous Covid-19 vaccination. Those eligible will be invited by letter by the CVP admin team at Wareham Hospital.
Please DO NOT phone the surgery for appointments.
Appointments are available to book on the National Booking System.
If you do not receive a letter and you believe you are part of this group, please contact the Vaccination HUB on 01929 557559 or 01929 557589. This phone line is manned Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings but also has an answerphone.
Information about first or second doses
If you have not yet received a first dose or need your second, it’s not too late!
Everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
For more information about how to get a COVID-19 vaccination, please visit the coronavirus vaccination page on the NHS website by following this link:>>
Please direct any queries about vaccinations for 12 –15 year olds to the dedicated Dorset Healthcare School Children line on 01425 891162.
If you have recently experienced symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19
If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait before getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
People aged 18 and over, and children and young people aged 5 to 17 at high risk from COVID-19, need to wait 4 weeks.
Children and young people aged 5 to 17 who are not at high risk from COVID-19 need to wait 12 weeks.
If you or your child have symptoms of COVID-19, but have not had a test, you should wait until your symptoms are better before you get the vaccine. You can talk to a healthcare professional at the vaccination site about this.
Do you have a Pre-Existing Condition?
Macmillan – Cancer & Covid-19
Asthma UK – What to do if you have asthma
Blood Cancer UK – Information for people affected by blood cancer
Diabetes UK – Coronavirus & Diabetes
Kidney Care UK – Guidance for patients with chronic kidney disease
Are you a Vulnerable Patient?
Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people
How to get support for extremely critical vulnerable person
Advice for people at higher risk – those who are 70 or older, are pregnant or have a condition that increases the risks from coronavirus.