COVID-19 Bulletin

An Update From Smith Street Practice
22nd June 2021

Below are some frequently asked questions. We have put together a number of useful links to help you find answers to what you are looking for.

Where to go to get a COVID-19 test
There is a drive through testing clinic located at Minor League Park, Plain Street (in the Carpark) Tamworth. Click here to see opening times

How to book your Pfizer vaccine
Go to the Service NSW website and follow the prompts to register for your Pfizer vaccine.

To check your eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination
Follow the link to the Department of Health website and complete the eligibility checker.

Vaccine roll out information
To stay up-to-date with the latest vaccine rollout data follow the link to the Department of Health website.

Where to look for COVID-19 hotspot areas
If you are unsure if youhave visited an area of concern, click on the links below for more information. 

If you have already received your 1st dose and have questions about receiving your 2nd dose, click on the link for up-to-date information and advice on receiving your 2nd dose of AstraZeneca
If you are aged between 50 to 59 years and have already had your first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and did not experience abnormal side effects, ATAGI recommends you still receive your second AstraZeneca dose. This will provide you with greater coverage against severe illness from COVID-19. Follow this link to learn more.

To protect the health of our Doctors and staff at the practice, we encourage all patients that have even the mildest of symptoms to go and get tested before contacting the practice for an “urgent on the day” appointment. This will ensure the practice remains open for business and all of your healthcare needs are met through these uncertain times.

We encourage all patients to wear masks into the practice if they have any symptoms eg cough, sore throat, fevers, cold/ flu like symptoms for the safety of yourself and others around you.

We will encourage only patients and necessary carers to come to appointments and to maintain distancing where possible. Please call reception on arrival to advise that you have arrived for your allocated appointment time.  Please use the hand sanitiser on arrival which is available at the front door. We would encourage all patients to sign in using the Service NSW app.     

A Message From Smith Street Practice
23rd March 2021

Smith Street Practice is excited to be involved in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Unfortunately we have only been allocated a small number of vaccines each week.

Therefore we will be prioritising our most vulnerable patients (aged based) starting with 80 years and over.

We will be contacting these patients over the next few weeks to offer an appointment time.  If you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine as part of the 1B group and are able to access the vaccine through an alternative provider we strongly encourage you to do so.

The influenza vaccine is expected to be in stock by the end of April. We will be running large vaccination clinics for this similar to last year.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and web page for updated information.h