Important information about the COVID19
The NHS will be better prepared for outbreaks of new diseases, if the public follows the Public Health England advice.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.
The new advice issued by the chief medical officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
• A high temperature
• A new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
• You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
• Your condition gets worse
• Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
For stay at home advice, click here.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, wash your hands or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water is not available
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Information remains subject to regular chance and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website. Click here.