COVID19 - Patient Information
Vaccine Fraud Alert
Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details.
Powys Vaccination Programme
An update on the current position and next steps on the vaccination programme in Powys.
There’s lots more information on our website at https://pthb.nhs.wales/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination/
These links give you answers to some of the top questions you’ve been asking:
➡️ Why are we encouraging as many people as possible to take up invitations to attend mass vaccination centres:
➡️ What can I do if attending a Mass Vaccination Centre is not an option for me::
➡️ What should I do if I live in Powys but my GP practice is based in a neighbouring area:
➡️ When can GP practices begin vaccinating
➡️ Where can I find out more about vaccination in Powys
In-Work Support Service - Are you in employment/self employed and need help?
In these challenging times, RCS are working hard to support people at work, bringing people together in a virtual community of support. You might be feeling anxious or stressed about the current situation, struggling to deal with changes at work, or feeling isolated working from home.
Face Masks, Coverings and Exemption Letters
We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the UK Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings. This does not apply to Wales, but may in the future. Therefore it is important to be aware that GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.
The UK government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this. The responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the transport provider not your GP. Similarly, practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but considers them to have another reason to be exempted.
UK Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:
We hope that this guidance provides some reassurance for you on this issue.