UPDATE: 10/09/21 10.00am – We are currently experiencing extremely high call volumes

We are currently experiencing extremely high call volumes.

We apologise for any extended delays in answering calls and would ask that if your call is not urgent you consider calling back at a later time.

Thank you

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COVID-19 – Guidance for those isolating at home

Please click the link below for guidance on how to keep safe when isolating at home.

Isolating at Home

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NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings from 19 July 2021

NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.

The NHS will continue to support staff in ensuring that the guidance is followed in all healthcare settings.

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COVID Vaccine Passport

You can get a digital version using the NHS App or NHS website. You will need to set up an NHS login to do this.  Digital versions can be downloaded as a pdf or sent to you in an email.

You can get a digital version by: downloading the NHS App – you must be registered with a GP surgery in England to use the app.

You can ask for a paper version of your COVID-19 vaccination status to be sent to you in the post. You should get this within 5 working days. You do not need to be registered with a GP surgery or have an NHS login for this. You can get a paper version by: requesting a letter online via the nhs.uk website or calling 119 – do not call 119 if you’re travelling in more than 4 weeks’ time

You can request a letter 5 days after having your 2nd dose of the vaccine.

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Weekly drop in clinics for COVID vaccination

It’s never been easier to get your Covid-19 vaccine

If you haven’t had your Covid-19 vaccine yet, it’s never been easier to get one. From Tuesday 29 June, South Tyneside residents over 18 can get the jab at three drop-in vaccine clinics – no booking, just walk in!

  • The Glen Primary Care Centre, Hebburn – Tuesdays 3-6pm
  • Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre, South Shields – Thursdays 3-6pm
  • Flagg Court Health Centre, South Shields – Saturdays 3-6pm

Other options

  • To book an appointment at a local vaccine centre (The Glen, Cleadon Park or Flagg Court), please call the South Tyneside Vaccination Contact Centre on 0191 283 1925 or speak with your GP practice.
  • To book an appointment at a large vaccine centre (such as the Nightingale Hospital or Centre for Life) or at selected local pharmacies, visit the NHS website or call 119 between 7am and 11pm.

Got questions about the vaccine?

If you have questions about the vaccine, please call the South Tyneside Vaccination Contact Centre on 0191 283 1925 or speak with your GP.

Further information, and answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccine, are available at www.southtynesideccg.nhs.uk.

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