Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Staying at home and shielding

The government is currently advising people to shield until 1st August 2020 and is regularly monitoring the situation.

Please check on http://www.gov.uk​   for updates.

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.  The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

The practice is required to take all appropriate measures to protect patients and ensure we can continue to deliver healthcare services to our patients safely.  

You can you use the NHS111 Corona advice service here to see if you need medical help

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19


If you have symptoms suggestive of Covid-19;

Stay at home and self -medicate if needed with paracetamol. Do not ring NHS111. If you wish to get more information then you can go on line to the NHS111 website – 111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/  which has a lot of useful information and links. You should isolate at home for 10 days . If your symptoms worsen and you feel your breathing is deteriorating or if at the end of 10 days your symptoms have not abated then and only then should you contact NHS111. Initial contact should be online, where there are links to appropriate services. If you do not have access to the internet or do not find the information you need then use the NHS 111 phone line. As safety netting we would suggest you also give the patient the option of ringing the surgery back.

If none of the above applies and you are concerned then please either register and use our ENGAGE system for an online consultation with a GP at the practice or call the surgery to arrange a telephone call. You can also download LIVI following instructions in our appointments information.

Please do not come into the practice without previously discussing this with one of our administrators or clinicians.


For further infomation please follow the links below;

General Information;

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

Patients at High risk;

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-people-at-high-risk

Isolation notes;

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/