Last Updated on 18th March 2020 by Ian

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

 Updated 17th March 2020

Do not attend the practice in any circumstances if you have cough, fever, breathlessness or sore throat. If you have these symptoms and are concerned about coronavirus, stay home and self-isolate for 7 days. There is no need to call unless you feel very unwell with it. If you do feel very unwell, stay home and phone 111. We are trying to keep our services running as normal as possible but may have to cancel routine appointments at short notice. We are also trying to deal with as many problems by telephone. Please expect to be asked the reason for your appointment.

Further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) from Public Health England

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.

 

For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact.

A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.