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 How to demonstrate your Covid-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad.

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website 

  • 119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.



CCG Shutdown Training Dates

The Surgery will be closed for CCG training from 12.00 to 18.30 on the following dates. Please call 111 for routine enquires or 999 for emergencies. 

Wednesday 30th June 2021

Carers

Are You a Carer?

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill?

We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support.  We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.

Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer.  Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

If you wish to discuss your situation as a Carer, please make an appointment with one of the healthcare team at Whitley House Surgery.

Action for Family Carers

This is a local charity which supports carers. The charity provides services to support both adult and young carers; this includes provision of respite Day Care. Please call them on 0300 7708090 or visit their website www.affc.org.uk for more information. Please click here to view information about this charity and others which support carers.

 Carers First

Supporting carers in Essex, Carers First is the commissioned service providing advice and support to adults in Essex who look after a relative or friend. To find out more telephone 0300 303 1555 or email referral@carersfirst.org.ukwww.carersfirst.org.uk/Essex

Young Carers

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family or a friend who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. The Young Carers Service in Essex offers free personalised support to young carers and their families that will be developed with them around their need for help and the caring they do.  Families or young carers themselves can self-refer by emailing young.carers@essex.gov.uk

 NHS Choices Website

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

 

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



 
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