COVID-19: Latest Information: Updated 21st January 2020

Due to the demand on services and the level of Covid in the town and district, we are restricting entry to the surgery.    Please be advised that we are not making routine appointments and that  GP/Nurse will triage all illness via telephone consultation.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Ireland are in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out.   The Vaccine is currently not available via GP surgeries, however, we do expect to have the vaccine at a later phase. 

We will publish details here as soon as soon as the vaccines are made available to us.   

You do not need to register in advance to get the COVID-19 vaccine. We will let you know when it’s your turn to get the vaccine. We will do this through an invitation from your healthcare team.

In line with HSE instructions, people who are most at risk from COVID-19 will get the vaccine first.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free. It will not be available privately.

Click here for latest updates on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

COVID-19 Close Contact

We have been advised by the HSE that they are at full capacity for COVID-19 tests and need to prioritise people who have symptoms.  

Close contacts will not be tested during this time and cannot be referred by the GP’s.If you are a close contact you need to restrict your movements (stay at home), even if you feel well.

Click here to read more about close contacts.

It is crucially important, to continue to follow public health guidelines. 

COVID-19 Testing: If you have symptoms


You may need to be assessed for a Coronavirus test if you are in one of these situations:

  1. You suddenly experience one of these symptoms and there is no other obvious cause:

Fever / Cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dry / Shortness of breath / Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you develop symptoms, you should self-isolate (stay in your room), to stop the spread of Coronavirus. Phone North Gate to discuss your symptoms.  Getting an early diagnosis means you can get the help you need and take steps to avoid spreading the virus, if you have it.

COVID-19:  Applying for illness Benefit

If you are a close contact or self-isolating you may be entitled to illness benefit Click here for details.   If you require a medical certificate from the GP for your illness benefit please email

You must include your Date of Birth,  Address, and Documentation from the HSE confirming covid test or close contact.

  • Social Welfare and work certificates must be requested via email: