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Coronovirus -Covid 19

COVID-19 Update

 

STAY AT HOME. PROTECT THE NHS. SAVE LIVES.

All in the UK have been advised STAY AT HOME

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Click here for the latest information about staying at home

 

ONLY CONTACT THE SURGERY IF IT IS URGENT.

To ensure we can keep our service running in this time of national emergency we would ask you please consider whether contacting the Surgery is absolutely necessary. Do not visit the GP Surgery Reception. Please consider if it is a problem for which you can self care (see further information on health problems by going to NHS Choices  ) or discuss with your local Pharmacist. If you still feel it is necessary to contact us consider doing this by:

1) asking reception a question by clicking this link

2) Email at Lewccg.g85085-general@nhs.net

3) Using the the ASK NHS app.

You may be directed to another way of contacting the Surgery by the Reception team, please support them at this difficult time. Aggressive behaviour towards any member of our staff will not be tolerated. 

Continuous Cough or fever >37.8? Follow the advice for all in the UK and STAY AT HOME

⁃              Anyone with a continuous cough OR fever (>37.8) must follow the advice for all in the UK and STAY AT HOME (this includes children), EVEN if you have not traveled in the last two weeks

⁃              Anyone with these symptoms who is well must follow the advice for all in the UK and STAY AT HOME And does not need to ring 111, be tested or contact/go to the GP practice

⁃              Anyone with these symptoms who is unwell must follow the advice for all in the UK and STAY AT HOME and go to 111 online for advice, they must not contact/go to the GP practice

If you have symptoms of coronovirus (COVID-19) download the COVID -19 symptom tracker app by clicking here

Someone in your household has symptoms of coronovirus (COVID-19) but you are well, you must follow the advice for all in the UK and STAY AT HOME

Over 70 or under 70 and in a high risk group (this would include anyone who usually has a seasonal Influenza vaccination)?- Follow the advice for all in the UK and STAY AT HOME

To see if you are in a high risk group and what social distancing involves see Public Health England Guidance on Social Distancing

 

For COVID-19 prevention, if an appointment is absolutely necessary, it will be via telephone appointments in the first instance. These are limited to a maximum of 5 minutes. Please consider if it is a problem for which you can self care (see further information on health problems by going to NHS Choices )  or discuss with your local Pharmacist. In light of the COVID-19 national emergency we are not referring patients to any routine hospital services such as specialist appointments and x Ray/Ultrasound. Requests for routine blood tests and prescriptions for over the counter medication will be declined.

You may be directed to another way of contacting the Surgery by the Reception team, please support them at this difficult time. Aggressive behaviour towards any member of our staff will not be tolerated. 

You can only book a telephone appointment with a clinician by:

  • On Line via the Ask NHS app
  • Telephoning the surgery

For coronovirus (COVID-19)  information in another language please click here

If you need a telephone  interpreter please advise reception.

If you are not already registered for the ASK NHS App- Please follow the link below:

http://onelink.to/asknhs.

 

Patient Access will now only be available to book Telephone Consultations.

For information on the COVID-19 outbreak please go  the NHS.UK page on coronavirus or the information on GOV.UK.

 

 

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection

  • if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, like all in the UK- STAY AT HOME.
  • this will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious
  • ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
  • stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home
  • sleep alone, if that is possible
  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water
  • stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions
  • If your symptoms worsen  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

See Public Health Guidance for households with possible coronvirus (COVID-19)

 

If you need medical evidence for your employer please download the  Covid 19 Medical Certificate below. You can complete this and send this to your employer:

Covid 19 medical certificate

If you have been absent from work for more than 7 days because of  symptoms suggestive of Covid 19 please visit http://www.111.nhs.uk for more advice.

 

Some are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19), they, like all in the UK, must follow social distancing measures and STAY AT HOME.

This group includes those who are:

What is social distancing? Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce the social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). In short this means following the Government advice to STAY AT HOME.

For more information on social distancing go to the Public Health England Advice Page

 

For coronovirus (COVID-19)  information in another language please click here

You can also select the translate tab at the bottom left handside of this web page.

 

For a Children’s Guide to coronavirus (COVID-19) please download the following-

Child Friendly Explanation of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Please go to the Public Health England Covid 19 website for the latest information

STAY AT HOME. PROTECT THE NHS. SAVE LIVES.

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