Covid help + vaccination and lockdown information
If you're home alone or self-isolating and live in Hatley, help is available – plus Covid-19 vaccinations and lockdown information.... and, did you know the NHS test and trace service is free – as are vaccinations?
The Gamlingay and Hatley Coronavirus Support Group is here to help you if you need it.
How can we help?
- Pick up prescriptions from the local chemist.
- Do a basic food shop from the local shops.
- Buy a weekly newspaper.
- Take your dog for a walk.
- Have a friendly chat on the phone.
If you require any of these services, please call
Margot Eagle on 01767 651 649
We will not ask for money before your items are purchased and only on receipt.
If you know of anyone in Hatley who might be in need of this service please pass our details on.
Local Covid-19 vaccinations
The Greensands Medical Practice in Gamlingay has a news summary page on its website with links to its news statements.
In essence, you will receive an invitation to be vaccinated through a letter from the National Booking Service for Covid vaccinations.
- If getting to a local vaccination centre is going to be a problem for you, don’t forget The Gamlingay and Hatleys Car Scheme exists to help you.
‘Please,’ says the Greensands website, ‘do not contact the practice to book.’ They don’t say why; we’re told ‘phoning the NHS 119 works very well’.
National information on coronavirus
There’s also this interactive map showing local infection rates – put your postcode into the search box and use the wheel on your mouse to enlarge the map.
Lockdown restrictions – from 8th March 2021
This is a very handy graphic – but does not replace the government’s lockdown guidelines and exit information on the government website.
Any test under the NHS Test and Trace service is free – as are vaccinations
Yes, it’s free – so if anyone rings you purporting to be part of the NHS Test and Trace service and ‘demands’ money, just put the phone down because their call is a scam.
The NHS website has all the details about its Test and Trace programme, including what should happen if you are contacted, so well worth reading.
- NHS Test and Trace app information.
- Greensands Medical Practice is unable to arrange tests for coronavirus. Tests are available online or by calling 119.
- Vaccinations are also free on the NHS.
Council tax, school meals
If you need or know someone who needs support in relation to council tax, free school meals or other council matters, contact Heather Williams, our District Councillor:
Medical – appointments and prescriptions
Appointments During the coronavirus pandemic, Greensands Medical Practice, which serves Hatley, will be conducting all GP appointments by phone consultations.
Prescriptions Details of this and other key points are on the practice’s website.
Post created 25th March 2020; updated 15th June 2021