For up-to-date information always refer to the NHS website.
What is Covid-19?
- COVID-19 is a disease caused by the virus Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, SARS-CoV-2, the first case to emerge was in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
- COVID-19 can be severe, and has caused millions of deaths around the world as well as prolonged health problems in some who have survived the illness.
- COVID-19 can be spread from person to person. It is diagnosed with a RT-PCR test.
- COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use and vaccination programs are in progress across the UK and in many parts of the world.
How can we protect ourselves?
To reduce your risk of catching coronavirus (COVID-19) or spreading it to other people:
- Get vaccinated
- Meet people outside if possible
- Open doors and windows to let in fresh air if meeting people inside
- Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- Wear a mask
How can we get the vaccine?
- Make sure you meet the eligibilty criteria and are 16 or over.
- The clinic is open for walk-ins but book through your GP or eventbrite for a shorter queue.
- Make sure to bring your blue immunsiation card & NHS number.