We as a practice would like to ensure the safety of all of our patients and staff and are in turn following the guidelines set out by the Department of Health and Social Care (as of 12th March 2020)
We are right to be concerned and with this we are constantly analysing this fast-evolving situation in a calm and proportionate manner based on expert advice and following Government guidelines.
On entering the practice, we ask that patients thoroughly wash hands for 20-seconds or use the hand disinfectant located in the waiting room
Symptoms of Corona Virus
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
new continuous cough and/or
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection
What if I have symptoms?
If you do experience any of the symptoms: cough, high temperature or shortness of breath and have visited the at risk countries (below) OR believe you may have been exposed, please follow the government advice on self-isolation. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE.
Call us on 01372 897197 to re-book your appointment at a time when you are no longer likely to be contagious.
Government guidelines on self isolation
if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See Ending Isolation section below for more information)
this action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious.
1- Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home.
2- Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home.
3- Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible.
sleep alone, if that is possible.
4- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.
5- Stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible.
you do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation.
If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
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