COVID-19

Acute COVID-19

What to do if you have new symptoms that could be due to COVID-19 disease.

What to do
Vaccination

More information about the local vaccination programme - how it works, where to go.

Vaccination
Recovery

Information and resources to help you with your recovery following COVID-19 infection.

Recovery

Continuation of COVID precautions after 19 July

Although there are to be many relaxations of the Coronavirus restrictions in England from 19 July, the practice has evaluated the risks with regard to keeping patients and staff safe.

The situation at present in Liverpool is that cases and hospitalisations are continuing to rise. As a medical facility, people coming here are more likely to be either clinically vulnerable, or attending because they are unwell – and this is sometimes due to COVID-19, meaning that they are shedding the virus when they come in. We have a small waiting room, and the consulting rooms have limited ventilation due to the requirements to cover the windows for privacy.

Therefore our policy of using the locked gate to regulate the flow of persons through the building (to allow social distancing), and allowing entry only if there is sufficient space to do so safely, will remain in place after 19 July - as will the requirement for staff and patients to wear face coverings.

Reception remains open (as it always has been), but we have determined that having a completely open-gate situation poses too much risk to patients coming in to the practice.

If you have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19

The advice regarding COVID-19 changes frequently, please check the NHS & Government websites for updates:
GOV UK COVID-19 infoNHS COVID-19 assessmentNHS COVID-19 info

Vaccination programme

You can find more information about the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme here:
NHS COVID vaccination

Phase 1 of the vaccination programme is now over, and the National Booking Service is continuing with Phase 2.

Who is doing the vaccinating?

NHS England is responsible for the delivery of the vaccine to Phase 2, it is not being done by the PCNs. There is more information about the second phase here on the GOV website.

Who is getting vaccinated in Phase 2?

In the second phase of the programme, the vaccine in on offer to those aged 18-50 years old (and who didn't fit in to any of the JCVI Groups 1-9) in the following order:

To book a vaccination - click here

Who was in Phase 1?

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those 75 years of age and over
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
  5. All those 65 years of age and over
  6. Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (see clinical conditions linked here: [footnote 1])
  7. All those 60 years of age and over
  8. All those 55 years of age and over
  9. All those 50 years of age and over

The vaccination programme for these groups was a tremendous success and vaccination of these groups was completed by mid-June 2021.

Recovery from COVID-19

Your COVID Recovery logo

Official NHS Website which helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.

Your COVID Recovery
Coping with coronavirus logo

Website developed by Psychologists at UCL with self-help guides and signposting to a number of other resources

Coping with coronavirus
Mind charity logo

Mind is one of the largest Mental Health charities in the UK. They have a dedicated information and help hub for coronovirus.

mind
every mind matters

NHS Mental Health website, with expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing, and with specific sections on dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

Every mind matters
FACE COVID

Dr Russ Harris presents an animated video explaining how to use Acceptance Commitment Therapy to help deal with the impact of coronavirus - although these techniques can be applied to many other stressful problems.