COVID-19 – Current Status

COVID-19 – Current Status

Latest Update 16th July 2021

Face Masks

Despite the relaxation of facemasks in some areas from July 19th the advice from NHS England is that face masks should still be worn in general practice surgeries. Therefore we would ask all patients to continue to wear a face mask in the surgery unless you have an exemption

Covid Vaccinations

The national roll-out of Covid vacinations continues and additional groups continue to become eligible to have their first Covid-19 vaccination. To see if you are eligible check on the NHS website. When you become eligible you will receive a letter detailing how you can book your appointment which will be either via the online-link contained in the letter or by phoning 119. The closest vaccination centres for our surgery are Rye, Ticehurst or Etchingham. When you Book an online Covid will also be given a date for your second vaccination.


Covid Symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • 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)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms. Therefore if you develop any of these symptoms please arrange a test as soon as possible

You can also click on the following link for more information on covid symptoms

Covid symptoms

For information on the management of mild covid symptoms please click below

Management covid symptoms

You can book a Covid test online or by dialling 119. Click on Covid Test for booking an online test