Coronavirus Information

Covid Vaccine Boosters

Update: bookings for boosters are now available for the over 40 year olds and 16-18 year olds can now book a second dose. However, after an amazing 50,000 vaccines given, the Public Halls will be closing in December. Huge thanks to all the staff that allowed this facility to operate so successfully for almost a year.

Keep an eye on our social media sites for updated information.

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Link for booking vaccine: Book vaccine

Link for alk in vaccine clinics: Walk-In Clinics

 

Covid boosters are now added to the NHS COVID Pass. If you need help please telephone 119 as the surgery are unable to edit the passes.

Covid-19 Key Information

Any patient with a new continuous cough and/or temperature (37.8 degrees or higher) and/or loss or change in smell or taste must apply for a Covid-19 PCR test immediately (or call 119 if you have no internet access).

A LATERAL FLOW TEST IS NOT SUFFICIENT IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS.

If you have symptoms, you and your household members should self isolate while you await your test result. Self isolation advice 

If you are at high risk from infections, cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your symptoms do not get better after 10 days then please use the NHS 111 online service (or call 111 if you don't have internet access).

Please do not come to the surgery if you have any Coronavirus symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with suspected Covid, or if you should be following a period of quarantine following travel abroad.

More information can be found here: Coronavirus information

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Mental Health and Victim Support

If you feel Coronavirus is affecting your mental health, please see links below for help:

Good mental health

Every mind matters

Mind

The coping calendar

If you need more support, you can self refer to the Wellbeing team: Counselling/support services or 0300 777 0707

For support around a child or young person's wellbeing, learning or development, contact ContactLine 01992 588574, or visit Young Minds

For domestic abuse support: Safe Lives

Harpenden Boots is part of the 'Safe Place Scheme'. Their consultation room provides a safe space for someone to come and make a call to a number of supportive help lines. 

Community Support

If you need support while at home, and live in Harpenden, please visit The Harpenden Cares website, Harpenden Cares or contact the Harpenden Cares Contact Centre (10am-2pm Monday to Friday) on 01582 460457

In Harpenden and Wheathampstead, HertsHelp can also provide support:  0300 123 4044 or info@hertshelp.net.

Patients at high risk of serious illness from Coronavirus

The NHS have contacted most of those considered at highest risk of serious complications from Coronavirus.  For those at highest risk, they have been advised at times during the pandemic to shield themselves from others- to stay at least 2metres away from anyone at all times (including inside their home) - and to stay at home.Shielding has now ended in England but you can still find the advice here:

Shielding advice

High risk conditions