Coronavirus Guidance and Information

Get your Covid-19 Pass Letter or Digital Pass

Appletree – How to see a clinician

Information about how Appletree is operating during the pandemic can be found here, with updates on available services and how the surgery is adapting to the latest guidance.

Coronavirus testing

Anyone who has coronavirus symptoms is now eligible for a test. Book online. Please note this is not suitable for babies under 6 months.

For information about rapid (Lateral Flow Tests) please see this information.

Coronavirus vaccinations

Please see the above link for how to get a copy of your Covid-19 pass letter.

Vaccination Information

If you’re unable to get vaccinated and/or tested for COVID-19 for medical reasons

Tell the NHS about coronavirus vaccinations you’ve had abroad

UPDATE: Proof of Vaccination For Those Aged 12 And Upwards

As of Monday 13th December, fully vaccinated patients aged 12 and upwards can request proof of vaccination via 119 or the internet and a paper copy will be posted which conforms to the EU standards for the EU covid pass. There will be a QR code printed for each vaccine and it will have a validity period of 30 days. The document may need to be ordered again if a foreign trip is planned after the date of expiry. If aged 16 or over, patients can get a digital pass via the NHS app as well. This route isn’t open to 12–15-year-olds yet but a digital solution should be available in the new year we’ve heard today.
To get the pass look here:
and the direct link to get the paper copy is here:

Face Coverings

Please note face coverings are still required in some settings, including Appletree Medical Practice and other medical settings.

We are aware that some airlines are asking for medical evidence to support mask exemptions for passengers.

Government guidance clearly states that there is no requirement to have written evidence for an exemption for face covering rules and that people do not need to ask for proof from a doctor.

Stay Alert and Safe (social distancing)

Guidance for everyone –  Social distancing Guidance.

This advisory leaflet has more information about isolating and staying safe, testing and how to get help if you need it.


Are you a Carer or concerned about a Carer during the Covid-19 crisis?  Then click here for help

If you need help

Derbyshire County Council can help you if you have no friends or family, Register here

Isolation Note

You can get an online self-certification Isolation Note here for Coronavirus.  Please do not ask your GP.

Recovering from Coronavirus

Practical advice for those recovering from Coronavirus

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at NHS Choices at or go to NHS 111 ONLINE