Covid-19 Advice and Support

📢 COVID VACCINATIONS!
 
Are you aged 18yrs + and haven't had your first dose? or has it been 8 at least weeks since your first dose?
 
 
🤩WALK IN AND GET VACCINATED AT DODDINGTON HOSPITAL🤩
 
9AM - 5.30AM
 
SATURDAY 10TH AND SUNDAY 11TH JULY
 
Both AstraZeneca (those aged 40+ only) and Pfizer vaccine available.
 
#TheVaccinators

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status

Your Guide to Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/984847/PHE_11920_COVID-19_vaccination_guide_phase_2_v5.pdf

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Blood clotting

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/985296/PHE_12015_COVID-19_vaccination_and_blood_clotting_leaflet_v2.pdf

Covid-19 Vaccination Passports

Guidance has not yet been developed and until national guidance has been agreed, General Practice is unable to offer Covid Vaccination certification, passports or letters to prove vaccination.

 

Updated 04/05/21

Update on Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

 

The MHRA is carrying out a detailed review of reports of a very rare blood clotting problem affecting a small number of people who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

The problem can also happen in people who have not been vaccinated and it's not yet clear why it affects some people.

The COVID-19 vaccine can help stop you getting seriously ill or dying from coronavirus. For people aged 30 or over and those with other health conditions, the benefits of being vaccinated outweigh any risk of clotting problems.

For people under 30 without other health conditions, it's currently advised that it's preferable to have another COVID-19 vaccine instead of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

Call 111 immediately if you get any of these symptoms starting from around 4 days to 4 weeks after being vaccinated:

  • a severe headache that is not relieved with painkillers or is getting worse
  • a headache that feels worse when you lie down or bend over
  • a headache that's unusual for you and occurs with blurred vision, feeling or being sick, problems speaking, weakness, drowsiness or seizures (fits)
  • a rash that looks like small bruises or bleeding under the skin
  • shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling or persistent abdominal (tummy) pain

 

27/04/21

HELP FOR THOSE WHO ARE SHIELDING

The current outbreak of Coronavirus is impacting on everyone's lives.

 
Maybe you are struggling and would like some advice, guidance and/or support.
 
You can contact Cambridgeshire County Council Covid-19 Coordination Hub by visiting https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/.../covid-19...  or calling 0345 045 5219
 
Updated 21/2/21
 

Self-isolating Advice

Are you self isolating at home?

Are you recovering from COVID?

 

Click here for some advice 

C0719_COVID_Isolating_at_Home_Safety_Netting_Leaflet_Revised_FINAL_171220.pdf

How do I book a Covid-19 test?

You can only get a free NHS test if at least one of the following applies:

  • you have a high temperature
  • you have a new, continuous cough
  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed
  • you’ve been asked to by a local council
  • you’re taking part in a government pilot project

You can also get a test for someone you live with if they have symptoms.

If you’re going into hospital

  • You may need to get tested if you’re due to have surgery or a procedure.
  • The hospital will arrange this for you. Contact your hospital department if you have any questions. ​

Who cannot get a free test

You cannot get a free NHS test unless you have symptoms, have been asked to by your local council live in England and have been told to by your hospital, or are taking part in a government pilot project.

This applies even if:

  • you live with someone who has coronavirus
  • you’ve had close contact with someone who has coronavirus
  • you’ve come to the UK from a high risk country
  • you’re planning to leave the country
  • your employer or school has asked you to get a test

You can pay for a private test. Do not use this service.

When to get a test

  • If you have symptoms, get a test as soon as possible.
  • Book a visit to a test site to have the test today.
  • Test sites are open 7 days a week.
  • Order a home test kit if you cannot get to a test site

TO BOOK A TEST CLICK HERE

If you have other problems using the online service, call:

  • 119 if you’re in England, Wales or Northern Ireland

  • 0300 303 2713 if you’re in Scotland

Lines are open 7am to 11pm.

Avoid Valved Masks

Valved Masks are not fluid resistant and therefore do not offer adequate protection against COVID-19, please see the link to the guidance below point 10.0 for more information.

Patients attending the surgery for an appointment wearing valves masks will be asked to wear an fluid resistant FFP2 mask on top of their own mask so we can ensure the safety of our staff.

https://ww.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe#section-10

Self-Isolation Note

If you or a member of your household has symptoms of COVID-19 and you have been advised to self-isolate then please use the NHS 111 Online service to access a self-isolation note for your emplyer. A link to this can be found below.

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

Prescription Collection and Shopping Support

For those patients that have been identified as 'High Risk' by NHS England and have therefore been advised to 'Shield' or self isolate for 12 weeks we understand that ordering and collecting prescriptions, along with being able to access food supplies can be a concern. Below is a list of local services offering support with this;

  • NHS App- download the NHS App to order your repeat prescriptions online.

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/

  • FACT (shop and drop service) 01354 661234
  • Chatteris Community Car Scheme (collecting shopping and prescriptions) Chatteris 07944 814156   Wimblington 07563 782938   Doddington 07944 814156
  •  AAA Motorcycles (collecting prescriptions) 07384746025

Community pharmacies will deliver medication to those patients who are shielding as advised by NHS England there will be no charge for this.

Information for groups of people

 

Fenland Hub

Support for anyone who is self isolating

https://www.fenland.gov.uk/article/14858/Community-hub-bringing-Fenland-together 

01354 654321 - is open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 12noon on Saturday

 

Older People

Age UK - Coronavirus information hub and practical ways you can help older people: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/

 

Alzheimer’s

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19

 

 British Sign Language

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101/resources/

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101/resources/5080

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance 

https://www.btm.org.uk/resource-category/accessible-information-about-coronavirus/  

 

 

 

Advice for Parents

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.

Some useful advice for parents caring for sick children at home can be found by clicking on the PDF below

 ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. http://iconcope.org/

covid19_advice_for_parents_when_child_unwell_or_injured_poster.pdf

Support for Children and Young People

There are a wide range of services available to help support the emotional and mental wellbeing of our Children and Young People along with resources such as pictures, books and videos to support parents in explaining Covid-19 and the changes it has made to our lives.

We particuarly like Nurse Dotty Books; https://nursedottybooks.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1.pdf 

YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. https://youngminds.org.uk

Information for safeguarding children, families and vulnerable adults

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.

The PDF below contains links to many more free suport services.

 

C19 CYP Mental Health Resources.pdf

Emotional and Mental Wellbeing Support for Adults

The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on all of our lives, and therefore caused many stresses and anxieties. It is OK to feel like this, and there are many rescources and services out there offering support. We have tried to gather these together and many of which can be found below:

Websites

MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

https://www.keep-your-head.com/adults

SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domesticabuse-and-covid-19 

IRISi interventions: irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/drugs-and-treatments/ mindfulness/mindfulness-exercises-tips/

 

e-learning

https://elearning.10minutecbt.co.uk/courses/emotional-wellbeing-during-covid-19

Free online CBT course: https://llttf.com/

Self referral

CPFT Psychological Wellbing Service 0300 300 0055 or  refer online at https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/services/pws/psychological-wellbeing-service.htm

Podcasts:

https://drchatterjee.com/blog/category/podcast/

https://oxfordmindfulness.org/online-sessions-podcasts

 

Urgent Support

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis then please call NHS 111 and select option 2

 

Pets and Coronavirus

A dog can be great for companionship but during self isolation anxieties can arise if you are unable to supply them with the exercise they are used to.

 

Click here for some useful advice and guidance on walking someone elses dog during the outbreak of Covid-19.

 

Click here for some top tips on keeping you and your pets safe.