Connect and protect

Connect and Protect is a University process that has been developed to support the national Test and Trace system. Please fill out the enclosed form if you have symptoms of Covid19

If you are thinking of going on holiday this year, it’s wise to take some extra precautions. See the enclosed attachment for further advice

If you have been tested for Coronavirus previously  and the result has been positive, please contact The Medical Centre on 01509 277577 between the hours of 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and inform the receptionist. 


Flu Campaign 2020

Who should get the flu vaccine?

This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:

  • adults 65 and over
  • people with certain medical conditions
  • pregnant women
  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
  • children in primary school
  • children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • frontline health or social care workers

Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64.

More information will be available later in the autumn.

However, if you're aged 50 to 64 and in an at-risk group, you should not delay having your flu vaccine.

For more information regarding the Flu Vaccine please visit

Flu Vaccination Side Effects

After the flu vaccination, you may get a mild high temperature and slight muscle aches for a day or so.

Some people may have a sore arm after vaccination. For example, if you're aged 65 or over and having the adjuvanted flu vaccine.

Try these tips to ease the discomfort:

  • continue to move your arm regularly; do not let it get stiff
  • take a painkiller, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen; some people, including pregnant women, should not take ibuprofen unless a doctor recommends it

Do not give aspirin to children under 16.

For more information please visit 

Annual Seasonal Flu- Press release NHS England

Children's Flu Vaccine 

The children's flu vaccine is offered as a yearly nasal spray to young children to help protect them against flu.

Flu can be a very unpleasant illness for children, with potentially serious complications, including bronchitis and pneumonia. Please visit for more information regarding the child flu vaccination.

Staying Well This Winter

Cold weather can make some health problems worse and even lead to serious complications, especially if you are 65 or older, or if you have a long-term health condition. Please visit for more information regarding staying well this winter.

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