COVID-19 - Important Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 vaccines

Unless you are aged 80 and over and have not been contacted about having your first vaccine, please DO NOT contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine.

The NHS is prioritising vaccinating people who experts have agreed will benefit the most. We will let you know when it is your turn. Please see here for advice.

If you are aged 80 and over, and have not been contacted about a first vaccination please let us know. If you are aged 80 and over and housebound we have had to wait until we had the right vaccine, the right procedures and processes, so we have only recently started visiting homes - however there is no harm in ringing us to check we have you on our list.

There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk)

Getting the help you need

The NHS in London is very busy as coronavirus infection rates continue to be high, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it.

Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone's safety. We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed.

We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.

You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms.

Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.

Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules.


Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), a new illness that affects your lungs and airways.

Check if you have coronavirus symptoms
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and where to get medical advice if you think you have them.

What to do if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus
Advice about not leaving your home (self-isolation) and looking after yourself if you or someone you live with has symptoms.

People at higher risk from coronavirus
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.

Coronavirus in children
Advice about symptoms of coronavirus in children, including when to get medical help if your child seems unwell.

Social distancing advice and changes to everyday life because of coronavirus
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.

Links to more information about coronavirus
Links to government advice, information for health professionals and advice for other parts of the UK.

Virus Watch - Help stop the spread
Virus Watch is the largest and most comprehensive household study of COVID‑19 in England and Wales.

BCAP COVID 19 safety advice for the Community
Corona Virus safety Advice Video published by Bangla Housing Association as a part of Bangla COVID 19 Advice Project (BCAP).
Cancer treatment during COVID
Safe use of emollients

If you have been prescribed emollients please be aware of the fire risks with them.  Please read the leaflet and, or watch the video.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/safe-use-of-emollient-skin-creams-to-treat-dry-skin-conditions#safe-use-of-emollients-video

Flu vaccination for 50-64 year olds - Important Information

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Please also note that GPs are not to vaccinate this age group until the clinically at risk have been done  This means that no 50-64 year old (other than those who are in the clinical at risk group) should be invited to attend for a vaccine until there is confirmation from the national team that there is vaccine supply for this group.

If you have any queries please contact the London Immunisation Team directly at england.londonimms@nhs.net

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