COVID FAQs

Please find below answers to our most commonly asked questions:
DO YOU OFFER COVID TESTING?

We can help if you need a test prior to travel abroad.

FIT TO FLY

Entry requirements vary between countries and are subject to regular updating. It is your responsibility to check the specific requirements for the country you are visiting. Gov.uk is regularly updated and provides links to other countries requirements.

TURNAROUND ON RESULTS
 

Please leave sufficient time for your swab result to be processed i.e at least 24 hours prior to departure

HOW DO I GET A COVID VACCINATION?

In order to be certain of being offered a covid vaccine at the correct time, it is important to register with a local National Health Service General practitioner, as all invitations are being coordinated via the lists held by the NHS. Please note, it is not possible to choose which vaccine you have at the present time. For more information on booking a vaccine please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

There appear to be no plans to involve the private sector at the present time-despite our best efforts!

It is NOT necessary to have an NHS number to register with a GP, but nonetheless you can look up your NHS number by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

Registration with an NHS GP does not in any way invalidate your registration with Courtfield Private Practice.

CAN I CHOOSE WHICH VACCINATION TO HAVE?

No this is not possible – both vaccines provide excellent protection with a similar side effect profile i.e. soreness at the injection site (usually the muscle of your upper arm like with the flu vaccination), headache, fatigue and mild fever. These happen in around 20% of people and usually resolve in 2 days.

WHAT IF THE NHS GP PRACTICE REQUESTS MY MEDICAL RECORDS?
 

Subject to your consent, we can forward your medical records to your NHS GP. Please email us at enquiries@courtfieldpp.co.uk.

ID NEEDED FOR COVID TESTING
To ensure we can carry out your covid test appointment, it it imperative that you bring your passport with you to your appointment. Failure to do so will mean we are unable to carry out your test.