Gilmore Medical Practice

0131 536 9800

COVID-19 Info

For up to date information on COVID-19 please visit NHS Inform.

VACCINATION CLINICS

Everyone over the age of 12 years is eligible for the COVID vaccine. Please visit NHS inform by clicking here to find out more about the vaccine and how you can get it.

You can also call the national helpline 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

COVID BOOSTER VACCINE

Some people will be eligible for a COVID booster vaccination. Please click here to find out if you are eligible and how you will be invited for vaccine.

COVID VACCINE STATUS

People will be able access their Covid-19 Vaccine Status online. Please click here to find out more. Do not contact your GP about this, they will not be able to help.

A Freephone Covid Status Helpline will allow people to get the record posted to them – it can be contacted on 0808 196 8565. Only use this if you cannot use the online option.

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

You must self isolate and arrange a PCR test if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed

You can arrange a free PCR test by clicking here. If you have symptoms please do not do a Lateral Flow Test – you must do a PCR test as these are more accurate.

Results are sent to you directly by text. Everyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be put in touch with their local contact tracing team to help identify who they’ve been in close contact with.

Please visit NHS Inform for up to date information on COVID-19 and advice on self isolating. : https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

TEST AND PROTECT

NHS Scotland have also now released a free phone app to help the Test and Protect process. The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who tests positive for coronavirus, but to protect privacy it won’t tell you who has tested positive or when you came into contact with them. The app is available to download now from the App Store and from Google Play. You can read more about it here: protect.scot

Please visit NHS Inform for up to date information on COVID-19 and advice on self isolating – https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

SICK NOTE

If you have been told by a healthcare professional/111 to isolate and you need a sick note/isolation note to give to your employer, this can be done online at: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ – This process has been endorsed by NHS Scotland

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RECOVERY AFTER COVID-19

As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.  These changes should get better over time, though some may take longer than others. There are things that you can do to help and we want to make sure the you have access to information that can help you with your recovery.

We would encourage everyone who is still recovering to read the NHS Lothian information leaflet as this covers some specific, self-directed rehabilitation advice. If you are struggling with your mental-health, we would also encourage you to read our mental health and well-being web page which has a focus on local supports and services.

We hope you find these information sources helpful, but would also highlight that some people who are struggling with their recovery from COVID-19 will need medical assessment. The linked websites/documents provide advice on when you should call the practice to arrange a GP telephone consultation.

Recovery after COVID-19

Published by NHS Lothian:
www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/HealthInformation/PatientInformation/Pages/default.aspx

Long COVID

Guidance produced by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and the Royal College of General Practitioners:
www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng188/informationforpublic

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Longer-term effects

Hosted by NHS inform – NHS Scotland’s health information service:
www.nhsinform.scot/long-covid

Your COVID recovery

NHS England website:
www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/