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Covid-19

02.03.22

If you are pregnant and you receive a positive test result for COVID-19, please inform your midwife or GP.

 

It is important that you are assessed for any additional risks and referred to the local pulse oximetry at home service. This is for your safety and the safety of your baby - even if you have mild or no symptoms.

 

Pulse oximeters are being provided to patients as part of the NHS response to COVID-19. A pulse oximeter is a small medical device that is put on the tip of the finger, to check someone’s oxygen levels.  Pulse oximetry can help with earlier detection of silent hypoxia, where people have low oxygen levels in the absence of significant shortness of breath. This can help ensure more timely hospital treatment if required.

 

For more information go to   

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/pregnancy-and-coronavirus/

 

 

 

For further info: Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Up to date information can be found on the government website - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Corona Kindness

Blackpool Council is committed to maintaining essential services and protecting the most vulnerable members of our community.

We are setting up a community corona kindness helpline for those who want to help and for those that need help.

The services that we propose to help with initially are:

  • Food shopping
  • Dog walking
  • Medical supplies
  • Social isolation and loneliness

If you need to access any of those things or you feel you can help, please email helpneeded@blackpool.gov.uk or helpoffered@blackpool.gov.uk. If you need help call 0808 1963080.

**CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 UPDATE** 17.03.2020

The practice is continuing to NOT book routine appointments and any booked appointments will be either changed to telephone triage appointments or cancelled. You WILL be informed of either change (please see previous post).

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), such as cough and/or fever, have no underlying health conditions and are well* there is no need to contact the surgery. Please visit www.gov.uk for up to date guidance on what to do including isolation and links to the NHS website.

    *Being ‘well’ you are able to carry out normal activities without difficulty such as getting dressed, showering/bathing, cooking, cleaning, watching television, using your mobile phone etc.

  2. If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), such as cough and/or fever, have underlying health conditions and or are unwell please follow the guidance on the www.gov.uk website regarding isolation. Please contact the surgery if you require advice on your underlying health condition and or are symptomatic.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

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