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COVID-19 Vaccination Booster Programme – Winter 2021/22

The Collingham Medical Centre is supporting the Booster (3rd dose) COVID Vaccine Campaign for Newark and Collingham Districts.

This site is one of a number of locations you can receive your COVID booster – other services and locations can be found on the national booking system - Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or dial 119. 

Eligible patients need a minimum of 6 months between their last (primary dose) COVID Vaccine and their booster. 

We have started to contact patients with mobile numbers with a text link to book directly into a slot … the text reads “Book your COVID Booster Vac at Collingham Hub, NG23 7LB” followed by a link which takes you straight to dates/times to choose at Collingham Medical Centre. 

For patients without mobile numbers noted on your records, you can call 119 once you receive your invite to say you are eligble. 

We aim to deliver a large part of this campaign at weekends at the Collingham Medical Centre in order not to disrupt your general practice services during the working week.

Thank you for your patience whilst we build these services and train the new dedicated team to support your COVID Boosters.   Unfortunately, due to the timing of deliveries, we are not co-administering flu vaccines at Collingham.    Please contact your own GP practice to book and receive your flu vaccination this Winter. 

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Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status
From 17 May, patients can access their COVID-19 vaccination status though the NHS App. Patients are being advised by Gov.uk that they do not need to contact their GP surgery about their COVID-19 vaccination status.   

Currently, the Booster is not required for your COVID passport (it is your primary doses) which define your COVID passport.   Vaccination information is available on the NHS App to view. 

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FREE Lateral Flow Test Devices are available from the Collingham Pharmacy - it is important to continue to test to protect you, your family and our community.  Follow national guidance to isolate on a positive test and attend a PCR testing Centre. 

Lateral Flow Testing offers reassurance that you are not carrying the virus, even if symptom free.   If you have symptoms, please book PCR test and isolate. 

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Further information around COVID can be found in our "All things COVID" page 

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If you have been advised to self-isolate and require a Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Employee Statement of Sickness for your employer, please click on the link below to open a printable form.  This form can also be completed on-line on the GOV.UK website.

Employee Self Certification form

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National Diabetes Prevention Programme - Champion uptake in Collingham

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Sickness Certificates

You do not require a Med3 Fit Note (often referred to as 'sick note') for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer, on the HMRC website, or by clicking the link below (printable version).

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Employee Statement of Sickness

Evidence that you are sick

Sickness CertificatesIf you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note' Med 3 Form

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

Please allow 24 hours, after a request, for your Fit Note to be ready for collection.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

 
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