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STAY HOME IF YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS
Stay home and self isolate for 7 days if you have either:
- A high tempertature over 37.8 degrees
- A new, continuous cough
Do NOT go to a GP Surgery, pharmacy or hospital.If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home or your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get any better after 7 days PLEASE USE THE NHS 111 ONLINE CORONAVIRUS SERVICE. Please only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Our Patient Support Team will be asking questions regarding symptoms prior to booking any appointments. Please bear with us as we are extremely busy at this time and call may take longer than usual.
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The current risk to the general public is moderate.
You can help too.
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
- Bin the tissue, and to kill germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
- If you have arrived back from an affected area within the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:
- Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with flu.
- Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country.
This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.
More information including a list of affected areas is avalaible by visiting the gov.uk Coronavirus page
PLEASE NOTE THE PATIENT SUPPORT OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
DO I NEED A SICK NOTE?
From Friday 20th March onwards, those who have COVID-19 or are advised to self-isolate will be able to obtain an "Isolation Note" by visiting NHS 111 online and completing an online form, rather than visiting a doctor. For COVID-19 cases this replaces the usual need to provide a "Fit Note" after seven days of sickness absence. Isolation notes will also be accepted by Jobcentre Plus as evidence of your inability to attend.
TEST MESSAGES - BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
You may be recieving delayed text messages asking you to attend the surgery for a blood pressure reading. Due to the high volume of messages being delivered, unfortunately there has been a delay of up to 4-5 days. In an effort to minimise risk and manage infection control, the blood pressure machine has been removed from the waiting rooms at Abbey House and Monksfield. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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