COVID-19 Information

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It is critical that all individuals take up their offer of the vaccine without delay, in order to ensure both that they are protected and that we prevent hospitalisations, deaths and continue to protect the NHS.


Cardiff and Vale UHB are holding walk ins for first and second* doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at Bayside MVC (Toys r Us Cardiff Bay) and Holm View Leisure Centre (Barry).

You can attend either site between 8.30am and 7.30pm, Monday - Sunday.

You can walk in if:
💉 You have not had your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, are aged 16 and over and live or work in Cardiff and the Vale
💉 You are due your *second dose of Oxford AstraZeneca and it has been at least 8 weeks since your first dose

 

If you are age 16+ and would like to arrange your first vaccine, you can also  contact the Mass Vaccination Centre:

Booster Vaccines

The Practice will not be participating in the Booster campaign and eligble patients will be contacted and invited directly via the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

If you have any queries regarding this please contact the booking team line on 029 21 841234 or by e-mailing cvuhb.massimms@wales.nhs.uk 

The JCVI has issued interim advice about a COVID-19 booster programme starting in the autumn of 2021. The following persons should be offered a third dose COVID-19 booster vaccine:

     Stage 1

  • adults aged 16 years and over who are immunosuppressed 

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults 

  • all adults aged 70 years or over 

  • adults aged 16 years and over who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable 

  • frontline health and social care workers 

    Stage 2.

    The following persons should be offered a third dose COVID-19 booster vaccine as soon as practicable after stage 1, all adults aged 50 years and over 

  • adults aged 16 to 49 years who are in an influenza or COVID-19 at-risk group. (Refer to the Green Book table 3 for details of at-risk groups) 

  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals 

As most younger adults will only have received their second COVID-19 vaccine dose in late summer, the benefits of booster vaccination in this group will be considered at a later time when more information is available.

The initial objective for winter 2021 to 2022 is for persons in booster stages 1 and 2 to receive their influenza and COVID-19 vaccines in good time. 

The interim advice can be found at this link:  

JCVI interim advice: potential COVID-19 booster vaccine programme winter 2021 to 2022 

Covid Pass

The requirement to show an NHS COVID Pass will come into force from 11 October. It will mean all over-18s will need to have a NHS COVID Pass to enter:

- Nightclubs
- Indoor, non-seated events for more than 500 people, such as concerts or conventions
- Outdoor non-seated events for more than 4,000 people
- Any setting or event with more than 10,000 people in attendance

To access your Covid Pass please follow this link https://gov.wales/nhs-covid-pass-prove-your-vaccination-status#section-73757

Call 0300 303 5667 to request a COVID Pass if you are unable to use the digital NHS COVID Pass or would like a bilingual certificate.

Please do not contact the surgery as we can not provide you with the necessary certification. 

The Welsh Vaccine Certification Service will be able to offer advice if you have any problems accessing your pass - they can be contacted by telephoning 0300 303 5667

 

 

 

QUERIES

 

If you would like further information regarding the mass vaccination programme see:

Programme Information - Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (nhs.wales)

Or, contact the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board COVID Vaccination queries line - 029 21 841234 or email cvuhb.massimms@wales.nhs.uk 

Please do not call the surgery, in order for us to keep our lines free for urgent healthcare problems.

 

 

Advice & Information

Face Coverings

It is still compulsory for people over  the age of 11 to wear a face covering in some public indoor spaces for example Health & Social Care facilities and on public transport.

There are exemptions for people who cannot wear face coverings for health or medical reasons, similar to those for public transport.

You do not require a letter from the surgery to be exempt, and you can download a letter or card to your mobile phone on the government site - click on the link below:

Face covering exemption letter

Welsh Government website

Includes frequently asked questions.

Testing

Testing is not available at the surgery and can only be accessed via Test, Trace & Protect. Click here to access testing or phone 119.

 

Symptoms

If you are worried about symptoms of Coronavirus you should:

  • If you have symptoms you will be advised to apply for a covid test or ring 119
  • Only call 111 or the Practice if the symptom checker advises you to.
  • If your symptoms do not improve after 7 days, or your symptoms deteriorate, please telephone the Practice during opening hours or CAV 24/7 0300 10 20 247 when we are closed.
  • Contact 999 for all Medical Emergencies.

Please do not attend your GP surgery, community pharmacy, or A&E department if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus, to stop the spread of infection.

Please be aware that all household members must self isolate while awaiting test results - see Self Isolation

Self Isolation & Treating Symptoms (Adult)

Self Isolation & Treating Symptoms (Child)

 

Recovering from Covid

Whether you are recovering from COVID-19 after spending time in hospital or being isolated at home, or if you have been unable to access care and support for your health condition during lockdown, the following information gives guidance on how you can manage your recovery, understand and identify the side-effects, and know when you should access further support.

See https://keepingmewell.com/home-2/covid-19-and-me/

Further information can be found on the Welsh Government guidance website.