Covid-19 Help and Advice
We offer a range of services to support people with Covid-19. Please use the buttons below to explore the options available to you.
The following people may benefit from monitoring their oxygen levels at home. Please contact your GP surgery or 111 to arrange this
- If you have received a text asking you to contact our Covid Management Service
- If you are over 65 or have a long term health condition and are feeling unwell
- If you are pregnant and have covid, even if you have no symptoms
- Are specific treatments available if I have Covid-19 infection?
Some people may be eligible for specific treatments if they are symptomatic from Covid-19 infection and have only had symptoms for a short period of time. The eligibility criteria is very specific and many patients in this group will already have received a letter to notify them that they are eligible. If you develop Covid-19 symptoms and are in the following higher risk groups, contact your GP practice or 111 straight away to discuss eligibility. You may be referred to the local CMDU (covid medicines delivery unit service) and a doctor will determine if you are eligible.
- Who is at higher risk from Covid-19?
Everyone is at risk from Covid-19 infection, which is why it is important to have a vaccination.
However, the following groups are at higher risk and therefore may benefit from a monitoring service if they are unwell:
Any unwell adult who is not vaccinated or is yet to have their booster vaccine.
- Anyone who is feeling unwell with their symptoms and is over 65
- Anyone who is feeling unwell from Covid-19 and has one of the following conditions:
- long-term lung conditions (such as severe asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis)
- long-term conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels (such as congenital heart disease, heart failure and peripheral arterial disease)
- long-term kidney disease
- long-term liver conditions (such as cirrhosis and hepatitis)
- conditions affecting the brain or nerves (such as dementia, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy or stroke)
- Severe or multiple learning disabilities
- Down's syndrome
- Problems with the spleen or the spleen has been removed (splenectomy)
- Severe obesity (a BMI of 40 or above)
- Severe mental conditions (such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder)
- A condition or treatment that makes you more likely to get infections
- A condition your doctor advises puts you at high risk
- A blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
- A weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
- An organ or bone marrow transplant
- A condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections
- A condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a 3rd dose
- Where can I get vaccinated?
Latest Herefordshire Covid News
Autumn boster vaccinations - roll out begins!
Herefordshire General Practice is in the process of delivering the autumn/winter vaccination programme…
Spring booster campaign - am I eligible?
Herefordshire General Practice has been delivering spring Covid booster vaccinations to eligible…
Spring Booster Programme 2023
Herefordshire General Practice is preparing to deliver the spring Covid booster vaccination programme…
Herefordshire and Worcestershire vaccination team wins NHS Parliamentary Award
Local efforts to reduce health inequalities during the Covid-19 pandemic have been recognised with…