Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Please see below for the most up to date guidance for Coronavirus.  For any concerns please contact 111 in the first instance.  Please do not come into the surgery if you think you might be at risk.

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

 

Current government guidelines – updated 25/03/20

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

If you develop any fever, SOB, new continuous cough you must self-isolate for 7 days (and family members for 14 days unless already doing so).  If after 7 days you feel well and have no symptoms you may return to work if this is essential.

Patients requesting sick notes for isolation or being in an at-risk group should download the Isolation Note from: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

Increased risk groups:

  1. Over 70
  2. Pregnant
  3. Underlying health condition – i.e. anyone one is offered a flu jab – see below for full list

(chronic  respiratory diseases, such as asthma, COPD, chronic heart disease, such as heart failure, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis, chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy, diabetes, problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed, a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy, being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above), those who are pregnant)

 

 

Highest risk groups

  • have had an organ transplant
  • are having certain types of cancer treatment
  • have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
  • have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
  • have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
  • are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
  • are pregnant and have a serious heart condition

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