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.

DO YOU OR ANY HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS HAVE?

  • 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
  • A positive coronavirus test result

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 10 days from when their symptoms started.
  • Any household members or contacts who don't have symptoms must also self-isolate for 10 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.

You can contact 111 or your GP for advice if you are unwell.

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If you have symptoms you can get a free coronavirus test

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Information about staying at home and treating coronavirus symptoms.

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Latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus

This is a good information sheet for people who are isolating at home with COVID or suspected COVID. It includes information about blood oxygen levels and pulse oximeters. It can be found at this link.

If you need a note for work to confirm that you are isolating due to COVID these can be accessed through the NHS website and NHS 111 online, not from your GP. Click on this link for more information.

NHS Volunteers support

0800 196 3646

8am to 8pm

7 days a week

Click here

Mental Health Support

Tips on COVID

Click here


GERM DEFENCE

Reduce the spread of infection

22 languages

Click here

If you are socially isolating and are unable to pick up medications, other options to explore are friends and family, neighbours, social media, NHS volunteers, local council schemes, pharmacy delivery, supermarket delivery and pharmacy on line.

COVID and CHILDREN

Healthier Together is a website aimed at children. You'll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what 'red-flag' signs to look out for, where to seek help if required, what you should do to keep your child comfortable and how long your child's symptoms are likely to last. There is a comprehensive section dedicated to COVID in children, including useful mental health resources and links.

This "Family Wellbeing Pack" contains useful links to mental health support as well as mental wellbeing. It links to support for children while off school. Home school resource for key stage 1 and 2 as well as older children. It also has a fun page for all.

LONG

COVID

Click for Your COVID recovery website with lots of information to support your recovery after COVID.

Moving Medicine

COVID recovery information

COVID RESILIENCE

What can we do to improve our resilience?

In this video Dr Camilla Janssen talks about how we can boost our immunity in relation to COVID.

All adults and children over 4 yrs old should be taking an over-the-counter supplement of 10 mcg (400IU) of Vitamin D in the winter months and consider taking this all year round if they are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency.

Improving your own metabolic health can reduce the risk of complications from COVID.  Consultant cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra discusses the 21 day immunity plan in the video here.

We continue to see patients as needed face-to-face. Please respect that we are trying to keep everyone safe and minimise face-to-face contact time. A doctor will always call you in the first instance to discuss your issue and if they feel that you need a face-to-face review, they will invite you into the surgery, ensuring that you are seen in the right place, by the correct person, at the right time. It is important to minimise unnecessary contacts. We advise avoiding coming to reception to ask about appointments.