Ramadan and the Covid-19 vaccine
Ramadan is due to start on the evening of Monday 12 April 2021 and we urge our Muslim patients not to delay having their Covid-19 vaccine – first or second dose – during the holy month.
The British Islamic Medical Association has reviewed the analysis of Islamic scholars and confirmed that having the vaccine does not invalidate the fast. The vaccine does not contain pork or other animal, foetal or alcohol products - this reflects the advice of the majority of Islamic scholars that it is permissible.? If you are still unsure whether you should have a vaccine during Ramadan, please speak to your local Imam for guidance.
If you are taking prescribed medicines, you should continue taking them during Ramadan, but check with your GP if the doses need to be adjusted or the times that you take them need to be changed.
If you have diabetes and want to fast, please speak to your GP or diabetes nurse about the safest way to do this. Remember that there is an exemption for people with diabetes, especially if you’re on insulin or have any medical complications.
In England, you must by law wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets as of 24th July 2020.
The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning the (e.g. bus driver).
It’s always important to be registered with a GP but even more so now during the Covid 19 pandemic.
In view of this we are taking on new patients
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went live on 25th May 2018.
- At The Grove Road Practice we need to contact you from time to time
- Sometimes need to contact you by text messages for things such as appointment reminders, test results, invitations for a health-checks etc.
- This is important part of our job in helping us to look after looking after your health
- We take our obligations to manage your personal information very seriously.
- We do not and never will share or use your contact details for marketing or commercial purposes
- If you prefer not to be contacted by us then please let our admin staff or your GP know and we will make sure we respect your wishes.
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