Covid-19 Updates – Advice & Information

Alliance Medical Group is working to make sure that our service to our patients is maintained.

If you have any symptoms of the virus like a persistent cough or a raised temperature DO NOT come into the GP surgery.

Please contact your practice online or by phone or use the e consult form on your practice website to send us an email.

Public Health England statement

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

  • do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home
  • testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

Check out the full official guidance on staying at home

For information on how we’re using data to inform the response to COVID-19 visit: Data and COVID-19 – NHSX

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COVID vaccination status for international travel purposes

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel.

A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access this online service, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you’re planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

Below is the latest news for Sunderland Patients:

Please click here for important information for patients with suspected COVID.
who have not been admitted to hospital and will be isolating at home.

If you are over 80 years old, live in Sunderland and have not yet had or been contacted to have a 1st dose of COVID vaccine yet, please contact your GP practice who will book an appointment for you.

If you are not in this category, it is important that you continue to wait to be contacted.
Please do not contact your GP

IMPORTANT Information for patients with COPD

We have been made aware of inaccurate information circulating on social media regarding special ‘rescue packs’ containing antibiotics and steroid tablets for people with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)


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