Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF:

* NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH AND/OR

* HIGH TEMPERATURE

Please see information on the Public Health website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

or https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

What is coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a type of virus.  As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world.  Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

DO NOT go to a GP Surgery, pharmacy or hospital

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home

Testing for cornoavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home

If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.

If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.  The 14 day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online (https://111.nhs.uk) coronavirus service.  If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111.  For a medical emergency dial 999.

 

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