COVID-19 Information

We aim to keep this information up to date, however, NHS England guidance can change rapidly.  For the latest information https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Proof of vaccination for 12-year olds (and older) via the NHS app:

In summary, from 3rd Feb 2022, 13-15-year-olds will be able to sign up to the NHS app using their own e-mail address and as long as they pass validation with a passport they will get access to covid vaccine certificates and also recovery certificates which will appear ten days after a positive covid PCR test, and remain valid until 180 days after the date of the test. They will be able to order repeat prescriptions, if they have any, but won't be able to have automatic access to the medical record. For this, they will need to approach their GP who will have to assess competence.

In addition to this, 12-year-olds and older will be able to request vaccine certificates online via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/get-digital-covid-pass/ or ring to request them via 119. Adults can already do this. For the online route an NHS login will need to be created. For the 12-year-olds they'll be able to use this to get into the app (I hope) once they reach age 13. Recovery certificates will be available via the online route but only vaccine certificates will be available via the 119 postal route.
Any certificate issued will be valid a month and if a longer duration is needed it must be requested again via 119, or the relevant website visited again to trigger generation of a fresh QR code with a new validity period.


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 will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from:

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores

  • the NHS website

  • 119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

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-19 infection in pregnancy carries a significant risk of hospital admission and a higher risk of severe illness than for the non-pregnant population – especially so in the third trimester – and a higher risk of preterm birth. 

Research suggests that the Delta variant is associated with an increased risk of severe illness among hospitalized pregnant women, compared with the Alpha and ‘wildtype’ variants of previous waves. 

 Please call 119 to book a vaccination. 


                                                                  Demonstrating your COVID19 Vaccine


Your COVID-19 Recovery:

For our patients struggling with ongoing Covid-19 symptoms click the link and document for more information: https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/

Useful advice for patients recovering from Covid-19

Could you help someone recover from COVID-19?


Patient COVID-19 Survey:

Eastern Academic Health are asking patients to take part in the covid-19 survey. Please consider completing the attached survey and letting us know about your thoughts and experiences. Click the link if you wish to partake https://surveys.eahsn.org/zs/BQhQMA 


Sharing Info During COVID-19:

Our privacy materials have been updated with important information about sharing information during COVID-19, please click here to find out more.

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