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CORONAVIRUS - 23603.2020-  latest advice if you have a new persistent cough or raised temperature -

Stay at home and self -medicate if needed with paracetamol. Do not ring NHS111. If you wish to get more information then you can go on line to the NHS111 website - 111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/  which has a lot of useful information and links. You should isolate at home for 7 days . If your symptoms worsen and you feel your breathing is deteriorating or if at the end of 7 days your symptoms have not abated then and only then should you contact NHS111. Initial contact should be online, where there are links to appropriate services. If you do not have access to the internet or do not find the information you need then use the NHS 111 phone line or ring your GP Surgery.  For severe deterioration RING 999

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE A PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENT.  You must ring 01424 772060 to book and you will be asked the reason for your appointment and you will be triaged by a GP who will call you back and assess if you need a face to face appointment or visit  - if we suspect coronavirus you will be asked to go to 111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/   or ring 111 for advice. 

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu and it does not necessarily mean you have the illness.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
For the latest information about the Coronavirus please visit: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services and the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

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