Grandstand, Newbury Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Newbury, RG14 5AW.
Clinical Safety Information
- You must not attend if you or any of your household have any of the covid-19 symptoms (temperature, cough, loss of or change in taste or smell), of if you’ve been told to isolate by track & trace – please call us to cancel so we can offer your slot to someone else.
- Please arrive on time & come alone if possible, carers/drivers should wait in the car, unless you need support to get to and from the building.
- Please wear a face covering / mask, apply hand gels on entry, keep to one way system and maintain social distancing at all times
- Wear clothing that allows for easy access to your upper arm
- Do not bring unnecessary bags or belongings to the clinic
- There will only be limited toilet facilities on site.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please contact us on 01635 41495 before attending your appointment:
1. Are you currently unwell with fever?
2. Have you ever had any serious allergic reaction?
3. Have you ever been prescribed an adrenaline autoinjector such as EpiPen?
4. Are you or have you been in a trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine?
5. Are you, or could you be pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant in the next three months?
6. Are you taking anticoagulant medication, or do you have a bleeding disorder?
7. Have you had any vaccinations in the last seven days?
Please note that access to the racecourse is via the ‘new bridge’ at the Thatcham end of Hambridge Road. It is best accessed via the A4 from the cross road traffic lights. Turn into Hambridge Road and at the roundabout go straight across over the new bridge signposted for the racecourse. Follow the signage for the Covid clinic. Disabled parking spaces will be available for those less mobile patients.
How long will I wait?
We will be working as quickly as we possibly can, being mindful of social distancing and vaccine requirements. We hope to keep queues to a minimum but please do come prepared for inclement weather.
To avoid long queues, you should aim to arrive at the building entrance no more than five minutes before your appointment time. When in the queue please maintain social distancing.
Whilst we aim to keep to schedule, we will give priority to those with a disability and invite them in on arrival (subject to capacity). This may mean a slight delay for some.
We aim to get you through the vaccination process within 10 minutes. Following this you will be required to wait in an observation area for 15 minutes.
Will I be safe?
We are following all government advice to keep our patients and ourselves safe. Staff will be wearing Personal protective equipment in line with Public Health guidance. We will be operating a one-way system through the building. Hand gel will be provided and staff will be available to provide guidance and assistance.
Lawful Data Sharing
By attending the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic your data will be shared with your GP Practice, NHS England and the NHS Business Services Authority. The legal basis for sharing this information is: Your name, address and information about your COVID-19 vaccination will be sent to your GP practice so they can update your health record