Covid Symptoms and Testing
Stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. Symptoms include a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. To protect others if you have symptoms, stay at home. Book a test to check if you have the virus. Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
The Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against Covid-19. The roll out is well underway for the Covid vaccines, with patients being contacted by their local NHS when the vaccine is available to them. Please do not contact your GP practice regarding the Covid vaccine. Click here for more information.
Why you should have the Covid Vaccine: GP Explainer Videos
Clinical commissioning groups across the Humber, Coast and Vale NHS have come together to coordinate and promote vaccine information videos featuring local GPs.
These videos promote important messages in multiple languages to improve Covid vaccine confidence, by giving factual information about the safety and effectiveness of our UK vaccines, and to dispel any vaccine myths, especially amongst our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
Some of the videos can be viewed below. Click here for the full playlist.
English – Dr Faisel Baig
Polish – Dr Krystyna Ciuraj
Arabic – Dr Amal Hussain
Urdu – Dr Uzma Khan
Hindi – Dr Anita Kapoor
Gujarati – Dr Salim Modan
Our report detailing innovative health and care service changes as a result of Covid-19
Our Response to Covid-19 report
When faced with the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases and restrictions that were put in place to stop the spread of the virus, health and care teams across Humber, Coast and Vale worked quickly to make changes to the way they deliver services in order to keep patients and staff safe.
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, in collaboration with the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, commissioned a report to capture and evaluate all these innovative health and care service changes. Click here to read the report.
Covid-19 news in Humber, Coast and Vale
On Wednesday 19th May the Covid Vaccination Programme reached the major milestone of one million first dose vaccinations across the Humber, Coast and Vale region, equivalent to 71% of the adult population.
Thanks to the combined efforts of staff and volunteers, two thirds of the eligible population in our region have now received their first dose of the Covid vaccine, equivalent to over one million vaccinations.
GPs across Humber, Coast and Vale have come together to share Covid vaccine information videos in multiple languages to improve vaccine confidence and dispel any vaccine myths amongst black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
A Resilience Hub has been launched to provide vital mental health and wellbeing services to support our amazing front line health and care staff who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.