COVID-19 Help and Advice

If you have any queries around Covid-19 Coronavirus infection, or if you have a new cough, high temperature of flu-like symptoms, you should consult NHS 111 online for the latest official guidance and the next steps.  You should only telephone NHS 111 if you are struggling to cope with your symptoms.

If you are enquiring about a sick-note in relation to Covid-19 Coronavirus infection, including social distancing or self-isolation, please go to for the latest guidance. Your employer should also do this. It may not be necessary to issue a doctors sick note.

In terms of prescriptions, the NHS guidance is that we will not be issuing prescriptions for longer than the usual one month duration, as this may lead to NHS medication shortages.

Please do not attend the Health Centre unless you have been advised to do so.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Helpful Links and Websites:

Check if you have Coronavirus Symptoms with NHS 111 Online

How to get an Isolation Note

Information and Guidance available on GOV.UK Online

Guidance on social distancing for vulnerable adults on GOV.UK Online

Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person on GOV.UK Online or call 0800 0288327

Advice for people living with Diabetes with Diabetes UK Online

Advice for people living with Asthma with Asthma UK Online

Advice from the British Lung Foundation Online

Advice from the British Heart Foundation Online

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Updates

Click the links below for useful information

We are aware of letters being sent out by NHS England with an invite to have your COVID vaccination at Blackburn Cathedral.
If you do not wish to take up this offer for any reason, please wait for our phone call to invite you to book an appointment here at the health centre.
At the moment we have no timescale, but please be aware we will contact you with an appointment as soon as we possibly can.
Please could we remind all patients not to contact the surgery regarding the COVID vaccination.
We are in the process of contacting patients in the following order of group priority:
  • all those 80 years of age and over
  • all those 75 years of age and over
  • all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • all those 65 years of age and over
  • all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  • all those 60 years of age and over
  • all those 55 years of age and over
  • all those 50 years of age and over
This is a staggered process, so please can we ask again that you wait to be contacted.
Thank you for your co-operation.