COVID-19


Important information about COVID-19

There are many changes to our services at present due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This section is kept up to date with the latest information so please visit it regularly. 

Long COVID

Many people recovering from COVID-19 are still coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both their body and mind and are still trying to shake off the effects of the virus.The symptoms are wide-ranging and fluctuating, and can include breathlessness, chronic fatigue, “brain fog”, anxiety and stress. The NHS in South West London has create a web page to share self-help resources and links to local service that are available to people who are experiencing long COVID (which you may also hear referred to as post COVID): https://www.swlondon.nhs.uk/ourwork/long-covid-recovery/.

You can share your experiences of long COVID with Healthwatch via the links at the bottom of the web page, to help improve the support and services that are available.

NHS warning about scams linked to Covid-19 vaccination

The NHS in south west London is warning people to be on their guard for scams linked to the coronavirus vaccine that aim to get their financial details and steal money.  It follows reports that some people are receiving suspicious calls and text messages offering the Covid-19 vaccination.

Dr Nicola Jones, local GP and GP lead for the roll-out of the vaccine in south west London, said: “The vaccine is a vital part in our defence against Covid-19 and we know people are excited about getting their jab, but sadly it also means being aware that opportunistic scammers and fraudsters will be looking to take advantage of the roll-out.

“Coronavirus vaccines are only available on the NHS. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge – at no point will you be asked to pay. When it is the right time, you will be contacted by the NHS, your employer, or a GP surgery local to you to receive your vaccine.”  Read more on the SWLCCG website


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