INFORMATION ON RECEIVING THE COVID-19 VACCINE
You can read more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, and the process for receiving it, through the NHS web link here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/
To book an appointment for vaccination, you must be registered with a GP surgery. To register with a GP if you do not currently have one you can do so through this link: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/gps/how-to-register-with-a-gp-surgery/.
You do not need to be registered with a GP for a walk-in vaccination. Walk-in sites can be found by following this link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site/.
You are not able to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine privately or at a pharmacy, it is only available through the NHS to eligible groups, and it is free.
Please find attached at the foot of this web-page an information leaflet on vaccination issued by the UK Health Security Agency.
Current eligibility criteria for vaccination are as follows:
For 1st and 2nd doses – all people aged over 16 are eligible
2nd doses for those aged 18+ should be 8 weeks after 1st dose
2nd doses for 16-17s should be 12 weeks after 1st dose
For a booster (3rd) dose - all people aged over 18 are eligible, at least 3 months after a 2nd dose
- More information here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-booster-vaccine/
Information on vaccination of 12- to 15-year-olds can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine-for-children-aged-12-to-15/
INFORMATION ON GETTING A COVID-19 TEST
Find out more about testing – types of test, how to get tested, how to register a kit, how to report a result – here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/.
USEFUL LINKS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
If you think you may be suffering from the symptoms of COVID-19, visit the 111 NHS website to go through their interactive online form here: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19.
For businesses, Government support can be found by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/business-support-helpline.
Up-to-date travel advice can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.