It is important that you check the entry requirements to the country you are travelling to as you may require a Vaccination Certificate which is not yet available in Northern Ireland.
Recent correspondence to GP practices from HSCB states
"It should be noted that neither GP's, other HSC organisations, nor the VMS team are able to issue letters to the agreed standards."
Please click on the link below for information regarding the Department of Health interim COVIDCert scheme:
BBC NI News bulletin regarding the COVIDCert scheme
PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR A GP LETTER REGARDING YOUR COVID VACCINATIONS FOR TRAVEL PURPOSES AS IT WILL BE INVALID. REQUESTS FOR LETTERS WILL BE REFUSED.
Please remember our phone lines are very busy and requests for GP letters regarding COVID vaccinations for travel purposes, which are currently invalid, take up considerable reception time on the telephone.
If you are booking an appointment to attend a vaccination centre for your COVID vaccination e.g. SSE Arena
YOU DO NOT REQUIRE YOUR HEALTH AND CARE NUMBER
Please do not phone the surgery asking for your health and care number as more urgent calls will be trying to get through.
COVID-19 vaccination regional vaccination centre appointment booking
If you experience side effects from your vaccination you can report them yourself to MHRA using the link above:
For further information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination programme please check the Public Health Agency information page FAQ's (see link below to the PHA information page FAQ's):
PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE SURGERY OR CALL IN PERSON FOR ADVICE REGARDING COVID-19
Please telephone the NHS Advice Line 111 option 1 or check the NHS website below for further advice.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms the Public Health Advice is to self isolate for seven days and every one in the household must also self isolate for 14 days.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- Difficulty breathing
NHS Website for further advice:
Please do not ask for a "sick line" or a letter from a GP if you are required to self isolate.
The practice doctors will not write individual letters for patients who are required to stay at home and self isolate due to COVID-19.
If you require an "isolation note" for your employer you can apply for this using the link below: