Important - Please note: PATCHS is only available during surgery opening hours and will NOT be seen by a GP over a weekend, bank holiday or evenings  If you require medical attention when the surgery is closed please ring 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk  If you have a life-threatening emergency please ring 999

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1-2 Roman Road, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 3DB

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COVID Pass text scam

Posted on January 27th, 2022

A new scam text message is using the NHS COVID pass scheme to steal people’s information.

We advise our patients o be wary of text messages containing links and asking for payment details.

“Should you receive one of these text messages, you can safely ignore it and report for spam while you’re at it.

How do you get hold of a Real Covid Pass?

The pass is a digital QR code that you can download from the NHS app or NHS website. You’ll be asked to input your name, date of birth, postcode and NHS number.

The digital versions last for 28 days if you are fully vaccinated, then automatically renew, while if you have a negative Covid test result it is valid for 48 hours.

You will also be given an option to download it as a PDF or get it sent via email. People who are vaccinated can also have a paper copy sent to them which can be requested online on the NHS website. You do not need a GP referral.

 

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    08:30am to 12:30pm
    01:30pm to 06:30pm
  • Tuesday
    07:00am to 12:30pm
    01:30pm to 06:30pm
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    08:30am to 12:30pm
    01:30pm to 06:30pm
  • Thursday
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    01:30pm to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    07:00am to 12:30pm
    01:30pm to 06:30pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
    Please call NHS 111 if you require an out of hours GP appointment over the weekend
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
    Please call 111 if you require an out of hours GP appointment over the weekend
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