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COVID19 Vaccinations

Please note that we will no longer be giving these at the surgery, including the booster. If you can download the HotDoc app you will be able to search for a facility in your location that will be providing this service.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:

Here at the Belmore Road Family Practice we are well prepared to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. We have precautions in place to care and protect our patients and staff. The following procedures are now being followed:

Appointments for patients with flu-like symptoms

IF you have any flu-like symptoms i.e  cough, high temps, runny nose etc  you can still be seen by a Doctor or nurse but not in the surgery.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Please call the surgery and give the reception staff your symptoms
  2. They will then endeavour to give you an appointment time
  3. At the time of your appointment please make your way to the gazebo at the rear of the surgery
  4. When you arrive take a seat under the external section of the tent
  5. Please then telephone the surgery to make us aware of your arrival
  6. PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
  7. A Doctor or Nurse will come down to meet you as soon as one is available
Telehealth

During this time our Doctors may decide it is appropriate to have a consultation with you over the phone. Please note that there may be a consultation charge for this.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms include:

  • fever (37.5 ° or higher)
  • cough
  • sore/scratchy throat
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of smell or
  • loss of taste

Other reported symptoms include:

  • fatigue
  • runny nose 
  • muscle pain
  • joint pain
  • headache
  • diarrhoea 
  • nausea/vomiting 
  • loss of appetite

In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.

Getting tested

Infection with COVID-19 is diagnosed by finding the virus in samples of respiratory fluid taken from the back of the nose and/or throat, or from the lungs.

You can have the test done at one of the local clinics..