Due to the changing situation with Coronavirus we are making adjustments to try to protect both patients and staff. While Coronavirus will be mild for most we want to protect our vulnerable and elderly patients.
The public are being advised to stay at home (self-isolate) without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:
a. A new, continuous cough
b. High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)
- Anyone with these symptoms who is WELL can just stay at home and does not need to ring 111 or be tested
- Anyone with these symptoms who is UNWELL should go to 111 online for advice, they must NOT go to the GP – the 111 team will assess and advise
Individuals should stay at home (self-isolate) for 7 days from the onset of symptoms following the current advice. If someone has serious symptoms they cannot manage at home they should use NHS111 online (people should only call NHS 111 if they cannot get on-line).
If you live with someone who has symptoms you will need to stay at home for 14 days from the day their symptoms started because it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear.
Guidance on self-isolation: www.gov.uk/stay-at-home-guidance
NHS111 online assessment: 111.nhs.uk/covid-19
General Coronavirus information is available at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/
How we are adjusting to manage patients
If requesting an appointment from now on we will offer you a telephone consultation with a clinician in the first instance and arrange to see you following that if necessary.
If you have an appointment already booked please attend as planned unless you have fever or cough. Please contact us if you would like to change your appointment to a phone appointment.
Please remember you can NHS online as a symptom checker, which will give you details on where you can get help from including the surgery.
Medical certification relating to Coronvirus/Covid-19