Rivermead Gate Medical Centre

01245 348688

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COVID-19 information

Please find below information and links to our Frequently Asked Questions at the practice

Digital COVID-19 passports for children aged 12 or over

Currently children aged 12-15 year old are blocked from accessing proof of covid 19 vaccination via the NHS.  Proof of vaccination is only available in paper form by parents applying online or via NHS 119 hotline.

From 3rd February a new digital COVID passport for 13-15 year old is being introduced to work the same way as the adult COVID passports, with children creating an NHS account via the NHS App or the NHS COVID Pass Service where they will find proof of vaccination and proof of prior infection.

Click here to go to the NHS website to find out how you can get a a digital NHS COVID Pass

Visit the Essex Covid-19 vaccination website here for all the latest updates on the vaccination programme.

Pop Up Vaccination Site at County Hall Chelmsford – Friday 17th to Friday 24th December

The EPUT Vaccination Team will be at Memorial Square in County Hall, Chelmsford to deliver Covid vaccinations to all the family.

Time: Fri, 17 Dec 2021, 8:00am to Fri, 24 Dec 2021, 2:00pm

There will also be a number of walk-in appointments available on both days, on a first come, first served basis. But to avoid waiting, you are advised to pre-book if possible.

Book your appointment slot on Eventbrite here

Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccinations

Available on Monday 20th December 2021 from 10am until 4pm at Hamptons Leisure Centre, Great Baddow, Essex, CM2 9FH

Further information can be found on the Essex COVID Vaccine website here

walk in covid-19 vaccination clinic at hamptons leisure centre poster

COVID-19 booster vaccination information – updated 15/12/21

In light of the recent government announcement we would ask for your patience and understanding when contacting the surgery.  Our telephone lines are incredibly busy with patients trying to book their covid boosters.

For your information there will be a new Covid 19 Vaccination Centre opening at Essex County Councils Headquarters in Chelmsford from 21st December. The centre will offer 1st doses, 2nd doses and Boosters from  the former registration services office in Remembrance Square at County Hall in Market Road.

Appointments will be available online soon.

COVID-19 booster vaccination information – updated 20/10/21

The Practice will only be offering the Pfizer vaccination to patients for their Covid-19 booster at the Practice.

If a patient is unable to have the Pfizer vaccine due to allergies or anaphylaxis etc, then they will need to contact 119 directly to book an alternative vaccine at an alternative venue.

How can I get a COVID-19 pass?

An NHS COVID Pass shows your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination details or test results. This is your COVID-19 status.

You may be asked to show your pass to travel abroad, or at events and venues in England asking for proof of your COVID-19 status.

Find out how to get a COVID-19 pass on the NHS website here

Self isolating and treating symptoms of coronavirus

Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with can be found on the NHS website here

COVID-19 booster vaccinations information

Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago. Please click here for further information on the NHS website

NHS App queries

If you have NHS App queries such as registration problems or details out of date etc, please contact the NHS App team on the NHS website here

NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings