Everyone over five years of age in Northern Ireland with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible for testing. You can organise the test yourself online at www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
You should get tested in the first 3 days of coronavirus symptoms appearing, although testing is considered effective up until day 5.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature); OR
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual); OR
- a loss of or change in sense of smell or taste.
It's Flu Season? Please Get Vaccinated!
If you are 70yrs and over you should have received a letter asking you to ring the practice to make an appointment to get your flu/Covid-19 booster vaccinations. If you haven't received a letter, please get in touch.
If you are in an 'at risk' category or are over 50yrs of age and are not yet eligible for your Covid-19 booster, please ring reception to make an appointment to get your flu vaccination.
We have scheduled a flu only clinic for Wednesday 20th October from 2pm onwards. If you need an appointment please ring reception on 028 94 472575.
If it's 6mths from your 2nd covid-19 vaccination you are now due your booster. To book an appointment, please ring the practice on 028 94 472575 or 07902 198707.