CORONAVIRUS

May 2021

TESTS FOR CORONAVIRUS

COLLECT: from any test centre or

most Pharmacies

ONLINE: NHS.uk/Get-Tested

Where to get a RAPID-19 test: -

RAPID COVID-19 TESTING

The result of your Rapid test, positive, negative or void, must be reported to

gov.uk/report-covid19-result or telephone 119

RAPID tests show results in 30 minutes.

TELEPHONE: 119

GET TESTED:

(or collect) from your workplace

If your test is Positive you must self-isolate immediately and go online to nhs.gov/get-tested or call 119 to order a confirmatory PCR test.

People you live with in your household must also isolate with you at home.

The result of your Rapid test, positive, negative or void, must be reported to

gov.uk/report-covid19-result or telephone 119

RAPID tests show results in 30 minutes.

April 2021

Information for people of child-bearing age and their families about the COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility is now available on the Just One Norfolk website.

It includes films, Q&As and links to national and local resources. Keep checking back for the latest information: look here

There is a COVID 19 - vaccine guidance video here (You Tube)

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Think 111 First Patient Feedback Survey – On December 1st 2020 the Think 111 First campaign was launched to encourage people to call 111 before going to Emergency Departments (ED) for urgent non-emergency care.

We would like to hear from anyone who has visited ED in Norfolk and Waveney since December 1st 2020 to find out whether they called 111 before going and how that affected their experience.

You can access the survey here

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Update on what the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney is doing to respond to coronavirus (18 March 2021)

Norfolk and Waveney’s COVID-19 vaccination programme remains on track as health leaders urge local people to get the........

See the whole document here

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Around 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms and can therefore spread the virus without knowing.

Update on what the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney is doing to respond to coronavirus (18 March 2021)

Norfolk and Waveney’s COVID-19 vaccination programme remains on track as health leaders urge local people to get the........

See the whole document here

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April 2021

Vaccination programme:

People over the age of 45 are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine as the NHS vaccination programme continues to make strong progress.

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March 17 2021

Covid-19

statement from Queen Elizabeth Hospital

.....following latest guidance.......See more here

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New COVID-19 vaccination resource about pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility

COVID 19 Alert Level is lowered to 3 with effect from 10 May 2021

Level three means a gradual reduction in social distancing measures and other restrictions.

12 April: What’s changed

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot changed on 12 April. However, many restrictions remain in place. You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them, or another exemption applies. You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ (the roadmap) for more information on how COVID-19 restrictions will be eased in England. It is underpinned by law

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Patient Helpline

COVID-19

Patient Helpline launched by QEH

January 22, 2021

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn (QEH) has launched a new and dedicated COVID-19 Patient Helpline to improve communication with patients, their families, and loved ones, as visiting restrictions remain in place.

More about this here

FEBRUARY 25TH.

COVID ALERT LEVEL HAS BEEN REDUCED FROM

LEVEL 4 TO LEVEL 3 with effect from 10th May 2021

Level three means a gradual reduction in social distancing measures and other restrictions.

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HM GOVERNMENT - COVID-19 RESPONSE − SPRING 2021

Includes the 'Roadmap'

See the document here. Note. is a .pdf document - 68 pages

Before taking each step, the Government will review the latest data on the impact of the previous step against four tests. The tests are:

COVID related documents translated

On this page, you will find COVID-19 updates which have been translated into common languages.

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JANUARY 2021

QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL - KING'S LYNN.

QEH COVID Patient Helpline.

Operational from Monday 25 January

TELEPHONE:- 01553 214540.

Monday to Friday: 8am-5pm: Sat and Sunday: 9am-4pm

Vaccination helpline

TELEPHONE:- 01553 214530

There will be an answerphone facility outside of these hours with a call back the next day.

The number can be used for any relatives who have questions or would like an update on their loved ones’ condition.

Relatives can also send messages via this number or via pals@qehkl.nhs.uk for us to share/pass on to their loved ones.

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Coronavirus - vacination programme.

Norfolk & Waveny Clinical Commissioning Group.

Questions & answers - here

Please do not contact your GP practice or hospital to request a

COVID-19 vaccine. You will be contacted when it's your turn to be vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for older adults look here

See information about SCAM text messages about

COVID-19 vaccinations here

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To book a Covid-19 test either -

Use the NHS Covid-19 app

or go to Gov.uk/coronavirus

or Telephone 119

Look here to find out if you are eligible for a free NHS test

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West Norfolk Early Help - Covid-19 Round up.

Includes information for Carers, Self help and suicide, get ready for school, Adult learning, New Befriending Service, and more.

See more about this Here

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See the latest information about virus testing - Test and Trace Services - June 2020

Scam Alert – Test and trace scams – 8 June 2020

Trading Standards are continuing to receive reports of online test and trace scams. Such SCAMS will ask you for your credit card details to pay the cost (£500) of the test kit that will be sent to you.

NOTE THAT THE NHS TEST AND TRACE SERVICE IS FREE

Please remember, genuine texts, calls or emails from the NHS service won’t ask you for any personal details upfront.

You’ll be given a unique ID number to log into the NHS Test and Trace website. The only official web address for the NHS Test and Trace service can be accessed via the following link: https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk/

Details of other SCAMS going the riounds at present may be seen here

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Visiting restrictions remain in place at QEH. Exceptions include visitors to Children’s Wards, Maternity and Neonates and relatives and friends visiting patients who are approaching end of life. We have asked our Ward Managers to use their discretion when giving access to visitors.

17 March. see statement from the hospital with latest guidance here

Hospital Helpline - 'phone

01553 214545 - 9am - 3pm - Mon - Friday

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The VILLAGE HALL

remains closed

However, the Trustees are planning to start accepting bookings from

MONDAY 17th MAY.

For details of how to contact or make a booking look here

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Citizens Advice service

The office is closed but for advice call 03444 111444

or the website

Coronavirus - vacination programme.

Norfolk & Waveny Clinical Commissioning Group.

Questions & answers - here

Please do not contact your GP practice or hospital to request a

COVID-19 vaccine. You will be contacted when it's your turn to be vaccinated.