Coronavirus – Useful information for Patients

NHS Covid Vaccination Programme

Please visit COVID-19 vaccinations in Somerset – Somerset CCG for up to date information on the Covid vaccination programme in Somerset.

NHS Covid Pass

Please visit Somerset CCG for up to date information and guidance on the Covid pass.

FAQs for the vaccination programme in Somerset can be found here :

If you are concerned about getting to an appointment, or need other help or support during the pandemic, please phone the Coronavirus helpline on 0300 790 6275. Lines are open from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week

Proof Of Covid 19 Vaccination when Travelling Abroad

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHSapp can be downloaded from here for iPhone or here for android.
Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you. You do not need to contact the GP Practice.

Transport for Covid Vaccination

Community Transport has increased its capacity to supply transport for COVID vaccinations and medical journeys.

They have increased car volunteers. Many of their volunteers are happy to do weekend journeys.

They also have dedicated wheelchair accessible buses. Please note: These are only being used to transport wheelchairs users to and from appointments 7 days per week.

Journeys can be booked by contacting Community Transport on:

01935 477399

Further information on where to find support is also available via Somerset County Council

Employment and returning to work

For advice on employment issues please see the latest government guidance here

Returning to School

For advice on Coronavirus and absence from school, please download this useful guide.

Download the NHS app to order prescriptions, check test results and obtain evidence of your Covid Vaccination status NHS App – NHS (www.nhs.uk)