Viruses spread more quickly in winter: Get Boosted Vaccinations are your best protection against covid-19 and flu, which spread more quickly in winter, and can both cause serious illness. Protection provided by covid-19 vaccines decreases over time, so if you are over 50, in an at-risk group or pregnant, boost your immunity this winter. Because … Continued
Millions more invited to get Autumn Covid Booster From the morning of Friday 14th October, millions more people will be offered the extra protection of an Autumn Covid Booster vaccination. Anyone aged 50 or over can book their jab online or by calling 119. More than 7 million people have received their boosters since the … Continued
Covid Boosters: Book now if you are aged 65 or above People aged 65 and above can now book their Autumn Covid Booster. Getting your booster will give you added protection as we head into flu season and will help protect the NHS this winter. Book your booster online or by calling 119. Who else … Continued
A new vaccination programme for the autumn has been announced, including flu and covid jabs to protect people from respiratory illnesses. The full details are below, but these are the two key messages you need to know: Getting vaccinated protects you, those around you and the NHS You will be contacted when you can book … Continued
Please continue to wear masks in NHS settings With covid cases in Newcastle on the rise, we want to encourage patients to continue to wear masks when visiting us or any other NHS setting. For GP practices to smoothly deliver safe, efficient services to patients, we need to minimise the risk of covid spreading as … Continued
From Friday 1 April, free large-scale testing for covid-19 has ended. This means that venues for PCR testing have now closed, and lateral flow test kits are not available for free to everyone online or in pharmacies.
‘Living with Covid’: What you need to know Today, Thursday 24th February, the government has lifted all remaining legal restrictions to deal with the covid-19 pandemic. This means that there is no longer a legal requirement to isolate after a positive test. Routine contact tracing has also ended, so close contacts of positive cases no … Continued