COVID-19 Information

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice. For the latest information and guidance please refer to the UK Government website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

We have now completed our COVID vaccination programme at Woolavington surgery. Second COVID jab appointments are available at North Petherton Rugby Club until June. We will ring and text patients as the appointments become available.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested – GOV.UK

For guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested and the different types of test available. COVID-19 – Getting tested

Medication Ordering

Woolavington and Edington dispensaries’ opening hours are 10:00am until 18:30 hrs.   Please order your medication using the NHS APP, our website at poldenmp.nhs.uk or Patient Access. You can download the NHS app from any smartphone and you can verify your identity without coming to the surgery. If you don’t have a smartphone but you do have internet access, you can use Patient Access. You will need to come to reception to get your log on details for Patient Access, or refer to our register for online services section.

Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions

Support for the employed

Isolation Notes are available online from NHS 111, if you are self-isolating and need a note for your employer.

Support for self-employed

Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Current guidance and support from Gov.UK

Advice for Vulnerable Patients

Useful links

  • National Domestic Violence   Helpline 0808 2000 247
  • Rape Crisis England & Wales 0808 802 9999
  • NSPCC  Helpline 0808 800 5000 – If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support
  • Childline 0800 1111 – Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry
  • MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on “Coronavirus and your wellbeing”
  • YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and naxiety about Coronavirus
  • ICON: Babies cry: You can cope
  • SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID

Recovering from COVID-19

Watch the video below to see how you can ease your recovery from a COVID-19 infection.