Omicron Variant - Updates 

NHS England has outlined five key areas to focus on this winter in preparation for winter pressures and the potential impact of the Omicron variant.

A level four national incident has been declared and a number of actions are now required to be put into place. These include:

  1. Making sure there is a successful ramp-up of the vital Covid-19 vaccine programme, with more details about this below.
  2. Maximising the availability of Covid-19 treatments for patients at highest risk of severe disease and hospitalisation.
  3. Maximising capacity across acute and community settings, enabling the maximum number of people to be discharged safely and quickly and supporting people in their own homes.
  4. Supporting patient safety in urgent care pathways across all services, and manage elective care, including for primary care. 
  5. Support staff, and maximise their availability.

We know you have worked exceptionally hard throughout the year and that by continuing to work together, and supporting one another, we can rise to this latest challenge. 

Boosters open to everyone aged 18 and over

You will be aware the Government has announced the booster programme against Covid-19 has now been opened to everyone aged 18 and over; with the national booking service going live for over 30s Tuesday (14th) and over 18s from Wednesday (15th).


COVID 19 Updates 


Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

These are:

High Temperature or a new, continuous cough

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For current government advice on covid-19 please visit

Covid-19 Booster

A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine.

It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

If you are due your covid-19 booster and have not heard from us please email :

Further Advice

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do