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TIPS ON OBSERVING RAMADAN SAFELY AND YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT COVID TESTS AND VACCINATIONS DURING RAMADAN

COVID-19 Vaccine Hub - Statements | British Islamic Medical Association (britishima.org)

SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL COVID UPDATES:

COVID-19 local alerts (govdelivery.com)

TELEPHONE SYSTEM

We understand your frustrations at trying to get through to us on the phone. We have invested in a new telephone system which should help to ease the problem. Please help us by only ringing to book an on the day appointment between 8.30-9.30am or 1-2pm. Appointments are still in very high demand, we are offereing more GP consultations via telephone and face to face than before, but they do get take very quickly.  If you have internet access, there are other ways of getting through to us. Please click on the online services tab above. You can request a phone consultation with the GP, or update your contact details without being registered for full online services. We would recommend that you do look to download the NHSapp which will allow you to book appointments, order prescriptions, change your contact details, and view your medical history. This includes your vaccination history so it will provide you with proof of your coronavirus vaccine when you have had it.

TEST AND TRACE SUPPORT PAYMENTS

You may be entitled to a £500 support grant if you have to take time off if you or a dependant child have been told to isolate by Test and Trace:

Coronavirus - Apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment (sheffield.gov.uk)

COVID19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME

We are pleased to let you know that our group of practices has been vaccinating the priority cohorts since Tuesday 22nd December. We are now inviting those in group 9 of the government’s priority groups. We are delivering the service as group with other local practices. Appointments will be at The Flowers Health Centre. The vaccine has to be used in a very short space of time, so appointments are likely to be booked at short notice. If we have contacted you previously but you were unable to attend or you were hesitant about having the vaccine, there is still time. Please call Burngreave Surgery and we will book you an appointment as soon as we are able to. We are working with Sheffield City Council to provide transport to get people to The Flowers Health Centre if you are unable to get there yourself. We are encouraging everyone to have the vaccine, there are very few reasons why someone shouldn’t have it. Please follow the links below for further information:

If you could save a life

COVID Vaccination information for patients

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Information - Doctors of the World ( VACCINE INFORMATION IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC4xZhgRhIE

BRITISH ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (BIMA) STATEMENT ON COVID19 VACCINATION

 BIMA have recommended the Pfizer & Astra Zeneca vaccines for at risk cohorts. Please click on the following link to read the full statements:

https://britishima.org/pfizer-biontech-covid19-vaccine/  

COVID-19 Vaccine Hub - Statements | British Islamic Medical Association (britishima.org)

TOP 10 QUESTIONS ABOUT VACCINES ANSWERED BY IMAMS AND SCHOLARS

Vaccination queries for the Muslim communities

HERRIES ROAD BRANCH IS OPEN!

We are pleased to announce we have reopened Herries Road. The new national guidelines have altered this plan slightly, so we will be open just on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9.30am-1.30pm. There will be GP, Nurse and Healthcare appointments on site. Please call 0114 2326590 during opening hours to book an appointment.

LONG COVID SYMPTOMS

If you have had the coronavirus infection, you may find your recovery has not been straightforward, The NHS has launched a service to help people who may be suffering from Long Covid. Click below for more information

Your COVID Recovery | Supporting your recovery after COVID-19

SELF CERTIFICATION NOTE

Doctor's sick notes are not needed until after you have been off work ill for longer than 7days. If you need a certificate for your employer before then, please download the following government form:

Self certification note

Wearing a mask in an enclosed space is now mandatory in England. People with certain conditions are exempt. Please download and keep one of these cards if exemption applies to you.

Mask exemption cards

If you do not have a face mask, see below on how to make your own:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering 

Updated information about Sheffield:

Covid-19 | SheffNews.

Government  Test, Track and Trace scheme:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works 

https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk/help/privacy-notice 

Test, track and trace

Introducing Trudi, our emotional wellbeing worker! 

In conjunction with The Foundry Primary Care Network, Trudi is employed to help support patients from Burngreave, Firth Park and Page Hall Surgeries and Sheffield Medical Centre. We are proud of the work she does to help patients cope with mental health illnesses. Our support team will be growing next week with the addition of Paul, our mental health nurse and Maggie, our psychotherapist. They will work alongside existing services like IAPT, counsellors and CBT therapists. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JII7u1880_U 

Advice regarding Universal Credit:

www.sheffield.gov.uk/universalcredit 

Age 12-18 in Sheffield and feeling a little low or anxious?

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Keeping fit for your mental health:

https://www.movemoresheffield.com/#stayactive 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/ 

https://10today.co.uk/ 

A guide to mental health services in Sheffield:

https://www.shsc.nhs.uk/heretohelp

Stop smoking services still offering help during pandemic:

https://www.smokefreesheffield.org/#quitforcovid 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-advice-for-smokers-and-vapers/covid-19-advice-for-smokers-and-vapers 

Stay alert, more information about what you can and can't do from 12th April 2021:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do 

How long should you self isolate for?

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance 

https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU 

Helpful advice if you have Asthma or COPD:

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus 

How to use your inhaler:

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhaler-videos/ 

Advice for people with heart failure:

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/coronavirus-and-your-health 

Guidance for diabetics:

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus 

Been self isolating and need a sick note for work?

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ 

Information and services for refugees and asylum seekers

Support for Asylum seekers English

Support for Asylum seekers Arabic                        

Support for Asylum seekers Tigrinya

Support for Asylum seekers Kurdish

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-uk-visa-applicants-and-temporary-uk-residents?utm_source=3ad31da9-7831-460b-8325-1d8c9fd514e4&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate 

Increase in domestic violence during Coronavirus pandemic

if you need help or advice, contact: http://www.ashianasheffield.org/ 

If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and listen to the questions from the operator and if possible, respond by coughing or tapping the head set.

Call 999 from a mobile

If prompted, press 55 to Make yourself heard and this will transfer your call to the police.

Pressing 55 only works on mobiles and does not allow police to track your location.

Call 999 from a landline

If only background noise can be heard and operators cannot decide whether an emergency service is needed, then you will be connected to a police call handler.

If you replace the handset, the landline may remain connected for 45 seconds in case you pick up again.

When 999 calls are made from landlines, information about your location should be automatically available to the call handlers to help provide a response.

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