Government have announced we are moving into the delay phase of coronavirus. This means, if you have a new cough OR a high temperature (37.8 degrees or higher), but generally feel well, you do not need to contact anybody. You do need to self isolate for 7 days.
We expect the NHS to be exceptionally busy in the coming days and weeks. If you have serious symptoms that you cannot manage at home or persist longer than 7 days, please go to NHS 111 online, or call 111 if you cannot go online.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit http://nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Symptoms to look out for:
- difficulty in breathing
- fever (a temperature of 38 degrees C or higher)
If you have any of these symptoms, you should:
- if it is an emergency, call 999 and tell them which country you have returned from in the last 14 days
- if you are unwell, but it is not an emergency, call NHS 111 and tell them which country you have returned from in the last 14 days
Whilst you await further advice from NHS 111:
- avoid contact with others
- stay at home, do not attend work or school
- do not travel while sick
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. Throw tissues in the bin
- wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.
These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
Have you been given official advice to self isolate by someone such as NHS 111, or a healthcare professional? You do not need a sick note.
Complete the online form below which will cover you during your time in isolation.
As a temporary measure the surgery has turned off the automated service for booking an appointment via the telephone and . Please note you are still able to cancel and check your appointments via this service.
Please note, we have temporarily suspended appointment bookings being made online. This is to avoid any contact in the surgery with coronavirus. All patients must answer screening questions when booking an appointment, therefore this must be done by speaking to a member of staff.
You can still order your medication online. Thank you for your co-operation.