Coronavirus and COVID19

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has opened a mobile COVID-19 testing in Abergavenny, the temporary facility is based at Abergavenny Youth and Community Centre (NP7 5TN).

The mobile testing unit will make it easier for people in Abergavenny and the surrounding areas to access a COVID-19 test.


If you feel unwell, or have symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19) (a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss of taste and/or smell, please call 119 or visit www.gov.wales to book a test.


Remember, you can book a test with other symptoms if you feel generally unwell too. These additional symptoms include:
• Flu-like symptoms including aching or painful muscles, excessive tiredness, persistent headache, runny nose or blocked nose, persistent sneezing, sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing, or generally feeling unwell.


Aneurin Bevan Health Board now have more than fourteen testing facilities across their health board area, and getting a test is quicker, easier and more convenient than ever. With results in most cases returned within 24 hours.
The testing facility is open from 9am until 5pm 7 days a week. Located at: Abergavenny Youth and Community centre.121 Park Cres, Abergavenny NP7 5TN
• The test is done in 5 minutes
• Please wear a face covering on the way to and from your test
• Please do not use public transport
• Do not visit any shops or other places on the way to or from your test
• Please remember, if you have symptoms of Coronavirus, you and your whole household must self-isolate at home until you receive your test results.
• There are stringent measures in place to protect both you and our staff at the testing site.
• Booking required.
Call 119 to book or visit www.gov.wales.
You can also have a test posted to your home.
Apply online at www.gov.wales or phone 119


Please see the following information about Vaccine Certificates for International Travel

The Welsh Government are still advising against non-essential international travel.

From 24th May, fully vaccinated people who need to travel for essential reasons can apply for a vaccine certificate.

You should only request a certificate if you're travelling in the next 4 weeks.

Not all countries will ask for a vaccine certificate, so please check entry
requirements for the country you're travelling to.
For further information, visit:
https://gov.wales/written-statement-vaccination-certificates-international-travel


Please see the latest COVID Vaccine Newsletter

Latest Vaccine Newsletter

COVID Vaccine Certificate Information

GP surgeries are unable to provide patients with a COVID vaccine certificate. For more information on how to get a certificate please follow the link below to the government website:

https://gov.wales/getting-vaccine-certificate-international-travel


Vaccine Poster

If you have had your vaccination.... 

It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination.

It is important to continue to follow all safety guidelines to help stop this pandemic. We do not yet know whether the Covid-19 vaccination will stop you from catching and passing on the virus. 

You must still:

  • stay at home
  • meet only the people you live with
  • work from home if you can
  • wear a face covering where required
  • wash your hands regularly
  • stay 2 metres from anyone you do not live with

 Information can be found at https://gov.wales/coronavirus

 


Os ydych chi wedi cael eich brechlyn....

 

Mae’n cymryd amser i’ch corff adeiladu amddiffyniad ar ôl unrhyw frechlyn. Mae’n bwysig parhau i ddilyn yr holl ganllawiau diogelwch i helpu i roi terfyn ar y pandemig hwn. Ni wyddom eto a fydd brechlyn Covid-19 yn eich atal rhag dal a throsglwyddo’r feirws. 

Rhaid i chi barhau i: 

  • aros gartref 
  • cwrdd â phobl rydych yn byw gyda nhw’n unig 
  • gweithio gartref os allwch chi 
  • gwisgo gorchudd wyneb lle bo’n ofynnol 
  • golchi eich dwylo’n rheolaidd 
  • cadw 2 fetr oddi wrth unrhyw un nad ydych yn byw gyda nhw 

Gellir dod o hyd i wybodaeth yn


COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out

Individuals in the priority groups for a COVID-19 vaccine will receive an invitation from their employer or health board providing information about the COVID-19 vaccines, telling them where to go and what to do on the day of their appointment.

People are urged to wait to be invited, which will happen through NHS systems. Please do not ask your pharmacist or GP. For further information please visit the government wales website below:


https://gov.wales/covid-19-vaccine-roll-out-start-across-wales

Coronavirus testing...

For testing facilities available in Gwent area Call 0300 30 31 222 between 8am - 6pm to book. 


Information on Test Trace and Protect

Updated guidelines for Test Track and Protect 05 Aug 2020

How can we help you? 

If you think you might have Coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice.

 


Well-being while staying at home 

Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.

If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.

Get urgent support now.


Keeping Active

To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, try the NHS Home workout videos.


Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions 



Advice for vulnerable patients  

Our nursing staff are currently contacting as many patients as possible who come under the following categories and should be shielding:

1. Solid organ transplant recipients.

2. People with specific cancers:

  • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
  • people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
  • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
  • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
  • people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
  • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs

3. People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD).

4. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell).

5. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.

6. Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

If you haven't been contacted and would like advice please contact the nursing team at the surgery.

The following links offer specific advice.

 

 



 
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