COVID Status Certification (Covid Passports)
Please note the following statement from the Scottish Government:
Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for a Covid vaccination passport or status certificate – they will not be able to provide any standard document.
The Scottish Government have now launched a website which can be used to access your vaccination records. You can also call 0808 196 8565.
Please note, the website asks for a username. If you have never been issued a username, you can sign up for one by using the "recover username" option.
COVID-19: Facial Coverings and Exemption Cards
From Friday 10 July, it is compulsory across Scotland to wear a face covering in all shops, including pharmacies and on public transport. We also ask patients and visitors to wear a face covering when attending the practice unless medically exempt. Wearing a face covering will further help to stop the spread of covid19. Together we can protect each other and especially, the most vulnerable in our communities.
A doctor’s letter is NOT needed for facemask exemption. If you have a disability or are distressed by wearing a mask you can print one of these cards at home. Click here to download these.
If you have asthma the below link from asthma UK may be useful. This gives links to travel companies and also has a graphic regarding breathing issues which can also be used by those with COPD.
Re-designed NHS Inform Website
The NHS Inform website has recently been re-designed to include new content and features. This new content aims to help people manage their own health and wellbeing.
For more information visit:-
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING SCAM
It has come to our attention that patient’s from various practices in the Highland region are receiving calls from someone claiming to be attached to their GP practice. They are being asked all sorts of questions about their medical history and are being asked to sign up to buying a supply of "Vitamins". Worryingly they are being told that if they sign up to this they would no longer have to take their heart or blood pressure medication as they would no longer need it.
If you receive such a call please report this incident to the police. The police have already looked into the telephone number given to a patient and have confirmed that this is indeed a scam run from a foreign call centre.