From 17 May 2021, 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 the Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website 

  • 119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose (or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine) more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel





Keep Warm Keep Well

The impact of severe cold

Severe cold weather can be dangerous for vulnerable groups such as older people and those with serious illnesses. It’s important for people to look after their health as the winter months can mean:

Keeping our homes warm is important – but it’s not necessary to heat the whole house. We just need to keep the main rooms we occupy – such as the living room and bedroom – warm. Warm clothing and hot drinks should help prevent our most vulnerable people falling ill this winter.”

Temperature and The Risks

Temperature Risk
21°C Recommended room temperature for vulnerable groups

Below 16°C

Reduced resistance to respiratory infection

Below 12°C Cardiovascular changes increase risk of heart attacks and stroke

Below 9°C

Core body temperature drops and increased cardiovascular problems if exposure lasts for more than two hours

5°C Significant risk of hypothermia

Ensuring your home is adequately heated and well insulated can reduce these risks.

To find out more about what you can do to improve your home contact the Energy Efficiency Officer at your local council. They will be able to give you free, impartial information and advice on making your home a healthy home and any grants available to assist with the cost of installing insulation and upgrading heating system

Here are some top tips:

§  Check you have had your flu jab if you are aged 65 or over, pregnant, have certain medical conditions, live in a residential or nursing home, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person

§  Check you have shoes that grip well to prevent falls in cold weather; wear several layers of clothes to stay warm; and stay active in your home

§  Good hand hygiene can help prevent the spread of norovirus

§  Check you have had your heating and cooking appliances serviced – carbon monoxide is a killer

§  Check NHS choices for health guidance on winter ailments   (flu, winter vomiting, cold temperatures)

Keep warm Keep Well  - click here for more info

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