Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Information

Your GP Surgery will currently not be operating as normal due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We need to work together to protect you and others by preventing and delaying the spread of the virus.

Stay at home for 14 days if you have any one of:

    • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
    • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
    • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


Even if your symptoms are mild you must not to leave your home. This is called self-isolation.

  • Anyone with symptoms must self-isolate for 14 days from when their symptoms started.
  • Anyone who does not have symptoms must self-isolate for 14 days from when the first person in your home started having symptoms


Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.  You do not need to contact your GP surgery or 111 to tell them you're staying at home.


If you have symptoms you can ask for a test for Coronavirus.  There is more information on the NHS website at this link.


For more advice about staying at home and what to do if you do not feel well enough to stay at home follow this link.


If you are undertaking social distancing or isolation check out a list of some recommended online resources currated by our social prescriber Lee.


Have you had COVID?

There is a new site with lots of useful information that may be of interest: www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk


For any other medical issue you should phone your surgery as normal. You will likely be contacted by phone or video call rather than be offered an appointment at the surgery. If you need to be seen at the surgery this will be booked by the doctor.  We advise avoiding coming to reception to ask about appointments.

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