The NHS App - 
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. Services include; ordering repeat prescriptions and presenting your Covid-19 Pass.
Download the app at: NHS App

Covid-19/Coronavirus Information

   (Last Updated - 26/05/2023)

Booking a Vaccination or Test

You may be able to get different doses of the Covid-19 vaccine depending on your age and if you're at increased risk from COVID-19. For more information, visit: NHS - Covid-19 Vaccination
To book a Covid-19 vaccination or request a test:

There is currently no 'walk-in' Covid-19 vaccination service offered by Castle Healthcare Practice.
Please do not contact the Practice directly to book any Covid-19 vaccinations as we do not have access to the booking system.

For information relating to the AstraZeneca vaccine, visit: GOV.UK - AstraZeneca Vaccine



Current Restrictions

For current government Covid-19 restrictions, visit: GOV.UK - Coronavirus (Covid-19)



PPE Guidance Within The Practice

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and our patients, some of which are extremely vulnerable, it will remain Practice policy for both staff and patients to wear a face mask in clinical rooms.

It is no longer policy for staff and patients to wear a mask in the reception/waiting room areas. It is up to the discretion of the individual if they chose to wear a mask in non-clinical areas. 

This guidance will be subject to regular review, with the safety of staff and patients paramount to this decision.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding.


Covid Pass

NHS England have informed us that GP practices will not be providing proof of vaccination history, recovery letters or travel passports relating to the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Practice is not able to provide patients with a letter that shows your Covid-19 vaccination status.
People in England who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine.

Vaccine status for patients over 13 years old is available from: 

Vaccine status for patients under 13 years old is available from: 

If you do not have access to a digital Covid Pass, you can request a paper Covid Pass: 
NHS - Request An NHS Covid-19 Pass Letter For Travel 

For more information on the Covid Pass please visit NHS - Covid Pass or phone 119 (NHS - When To Call 119). 

Please do not contact the Practice with queries relating to the Covid Pass, as we are unable to support.


Recovery Certificates, Missing Data on the NHS App & Mask Exemption

Recovery Certificates/Fit To Fly Letters - All patients wishing to obtain a 'Covid Recovery Certificate' or a 'Fit To Fly Letter' should source them through a private provider prior to travel - These are not services offered by the Practice.
Missing Data on the NHS App - To report missing Covid-19 vaccination data from the NHS App or to report a problem; phone 119 or visit NHS - Contact The NHS App And Account Team 
Please do not contact the Practice regarding the NHS App or its functionality as we do not have access to its content.
Mask Exemption -
GPs will not issue exemption letters regarding face masks. GPs are unfortunately not able to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.



Confirmed or Suspected Covid-19

If you have had Covid-19 or suspect you have had Covid-19, but have not been admitted to hospital click here for advice and information.



Covid-19 Research Studies

Click here to view research studies, including those related to Covid-19 and its vaccination.


Post Covid-19 Support and Information

If you are still struggling with symptoms after having Covid-19 we recommend you visit:


Your COVID Recovery | Supporting your recovery after COVID-19



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