Covid-19 Support Room
If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice.
A brand-new website has been launched which aims to offer residents of east and west Suffolk and north east Essex a single, comprehensive and accurate source of information on Covid-19 and vaccinations www.sneevaccine.org.uk.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, fertility and coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – view this information on the NHS website.
Chief midwife urges pregnant women to get NHS COVID jab – view this information on the NHS website.
COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting – Information about your vaccination – View the document for more information from Public Health England.
Guidance for People who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
Well-being while staying at home
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.
If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.
To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, try the NHS Home workout videos.
Exemption from Wearing a Face Covering
The Government website clearly states that the public should not be asked to provide written evidence of their exemption from wearing a face covering, and has now included templates for badges and cards that the public can download.
Some people may feel more comfortable showing something that says they do not have to wear a face covering. This could be in the form of an exemption card, badge or even a home-made sign.
This is a personal choice and is not necessary in law.
Those who have an age, health or disability reason for not wearing a face covering should not be routinely asked to give any written evidence of this. Written evidence includes exemption cards.
This guidance can be found at:
Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions
- Macmillan – Cancer and coronavirus
- Asthma UK – What to do if you have asthma
- Blood Cancer UK – Information for people affected by blood cancer
- Diabetes UK – Coronavirus and diabetes
- Kidney Care UK – Guidance for patients with kidney disease
Local Covid-19 Information
- Please view our page for more information on local Covid-19 updates and Support
- Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
- Staying alert and safe (social distancing)
- Support and advice during Covid-19
- Lets Stop the Spread
- Suffolk and North East Essex COVID-19 Vaccination Service – Location of Walk-in Clinics
Coronavirus Vaccine Studies
The new sign up to be contacted for coronavirus vaccine studies service has now been officially launched and is available for everyone – patients, public and staff – to join.
It has been developed in partnership between the NIHR and NHS Digital, and has now been formally rolled out to everyone in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales through the NHS website.
Recovering from Covid-19
For people who are still coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on your physical and mental wellbeing, visit Your COVID Recovery website which will help you to understand what has happened to you, and what you might expect as part of your recovery process.
Advice for Vulnerable Patients
- Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people
- How to get support for extremely critical vulnerable person
- Advice for people at higher risk – those who are 70 or older, are pregnant or have a condition that increases the risks from coronavirus.
- Pregnancy advice