Stay home and self isolate for 10 days if you have either:
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.
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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
The government have now updated their guidance to wear face coverings in public where social distancing isn't possible. Whilst we have spaced out our waiting rooms to enable social distancing as best we can, we are also asking all patients attending the practice to wear a face covering to help protect themselves and others.Please remember to only visit the practice if you have an appointment, and to come by yourself whenever possible.To find out more on how to wear and make a cloth face covering, please click this link : How To Wear a Face Covering
**Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 2 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.**
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, and/or high temperature, and/or loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste - anosmia), PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE PRACTICE - you and your household must isolate at home: wearing a face covering does not change this.
The coronavirus situation is affecting everyone differently. It is important to look after your mental health at this time.Please take time to look on the links for help and advice.
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.
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
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