Omicron Variant – Covid-19 Update

The practice is taking extra measures to ensure a safe environment and we are continuously monitoring the situation.
Urgent work is ongoing to fully understand how the Omicron variant may change the behaviour of the virus with regards to vaccines and transmissibility.
Vaccines continue to remain the best line of defence. The Government has good reason to remain confident that our current vaccines will provide protection against the new variant but the extent of this continues to be investigated.
All adults who have not yet received their first or second dose of the vaccine you can book an appointment via the NHS website.
The booster will be offered in order of descending age groups, with priority given to the vaccination of older adults and those in a COVID-19 at-risk group. This will accelerate the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines and raise levels of protection across the population.
Please remember the NHS will contact you when it is your turn.
If you meet the following criteria you are eligible to book your vaccination with us now.
You must of had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago.

  • Aged 50 and over.
  • Live and work in care homes.
  • A frontline health and social care worker.
  • Aged 18 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
  • Aged 18 and over and are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19.
  • Aged 18 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis).
  • If you are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

To book your appointment go to:

Don’t have Patient Access Online Services? You can apply using our Register for Patient Access Online Services form.

You can watch a step by step video on how to register your Patient Access Account by visiting our Patient Access Online Services page.

Remember, you can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe this winter.

  • Always wear a face covering when in enclosed spaces with other people, on public transport, in shops and other public places.
  • Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds, particularly when you have been outside.
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors.
  • Stay at home if you’re feeling unwell – If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test, even if your symptoms are mild. You should self-isolate at home while you book the test and wait for the results. You must self-isolate if you test positive.

If you feel unwell but do not have COVID-19 symptoms, or your COVID-19 test is negative, you may still have an illness which could be passed on to other people. Many common illnesses, like the flu or the common cold, are spread from one person to another. This can happen:

  • When someone infected with an illness breathes, speaks, coughs or sneezes, releasing respiratory particles which can cause infection in another person.
  • Through surfaces and belongings which can also be contaminated when people who are infected with an illness cough or sneeze near them or if they touch them, the next person to touch that surface may then become infected

Staying at home until you feel better reduces the risk that you will pass on an illness to your friends, colleagues, and others in your community. This will help reduce the burden on our health services.

For more information visit: GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support.