Covid-19 Vaccination Update

Next cohort gets ready to roll up their sleeves for vaccine




Even more residents on Arran are getting ready to roll up their sleeves and get the COVID-19 vaccine, providing vital protection to those living on the island.

Arran High School is being used for the mass vaccination campaign, with more than 1400 doses been administered already, and a further 1450 doses planned by the end of February 2021.

Ruth Betley, Senior Manager – Arran Services for North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, explains: “With more vaccines due to be delivered by the end of this month, we are able to start vaccinating the next cohort of Arran residents.

“The next sessions will take place at Arran High School on 27 and 28 February. The practice team at Arran Medical Group will start contacting eligible residents this week by telephone and not letter as in other areas of the country. This may be from a 01292 or mobile telephone number. 

“We are asking residents not to call the practice, so that we can keep the telephone lines free for other medical matters. Don’t worry, be patient and we will call you.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those on Arran who have helped to ensure the vaccine programme runs smoothly. In particular, I would like to thank our colleagues in North Ayrshire Council, for allowing us to use Arran High School for the vaccination programme.”

NHS Ayrshire & Arran Chief Executive John Burns adds: “Our teams have been working round the clock to pull together all the elements of this programme which is the biggest vaccination effort the country has ever seen. The vaccine offers protection against COVID-19 and I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to be vaccinated when offered.

“Remember though we must still continue following the FACTS guidance to help protect our communities from the spread of the virus - even after vaccination. I want to thank everyone for their continued support and patience as we do our best to protect those most vulnerable from the negative impact of coronavirus.

Arran Medical Group - COVID19 Updates & Testing Information

𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐧 𝟎𝟏𝟕𝟕𝟎 𝟔𝟎𝟏𝟎𝟑𝟑. Lines will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. 

Patient information leaflet can be downloaded by clicking the image to the right.



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Thank you to everyone for supporting all the efforts this week in response to the recent COVID cases on Arran and for keeping our island safe.


This is a complex undertaking involving several organisations and a large team both on and off the island. The scale of the support and expertise of those involved is highly reassuring.


Communication and public updates about the overall situation will be co-ordinated by the Public Health team through NHS Ayrshire and Arran. To avoid mixed or confusing messages in a fast changing situation the GP practice will not issue separate updates.


We are working hard to ensure the best care for anyone who needs our help. While some routine appointments have been postponed for the moment the practice remains open.


Please do not delay contacting us if you have health concerns. You will be able to speak to a doctor or nurse that day and face to face appointments can be arranged when needed. The practice number is 01770 600516.


If you develop any of the following symptoms please immediately self-isolate as a household and arrange a test. If you are unsure please phone for advice.


  • a new continuous cough;
  • a fever/ temperature of 37.8ºC or above; or
  • a new loss of sense of smell or taste;


CALL 01770 601033 to arrange a test – please do not attend without an appointment