CORONA VIRUS UPDATES
Please also see the West Lancs CCG website - click the link below, and support for mental health.
CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS ADVICE
Please stay at home (self-isolate) if you have either: a new continuous cough OR a high temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher) OR a loss of taste or smell (called anosmia). This is for 7 days from the start of symptoms OR until you have felt well for 48 hours, whichever is longer (a cough/anosmia may last longer but if you are well that is ok). If you are unwell you need to contact 111 online or by phone. House hold contacts should self isolate for 14 days from the first day of symptoms of the first ill person in the household.
ONLY CALL 111 IF YOU CAN NOT FIND THE HELP YOU NEED OR CANNOT GET ONLINE
TO PROTECT OTHERS DO NOT GO TO THE GP SURGERY, PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL
Always please access https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest advice, including advice on testing.
STAY ALERT AND STAY SAFE!
Access this link: Staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing
It is still important to stay home unless for
for work, where you cannot work from home
going to shops that are permitted to be open – to get things like food and medicine, and to collect goods ordered online or on the phone
to exercise or spend time outdoors for recreation
any medical need, to donate blood, avoid injury or illness, escape risk of harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
Try to keep two metres away from people as a precaution. However, this is not a rule and the science is complex. The key thing is to not be too close to people for more than a short period of time, as much as you can.
To find out if you need to shield, or social distance yourself or a family member please click on the link: Sheilding advice for extremely clinically vulnerable patients
In order to protect our patients and staff in light of the Corona virus, we have changed the way we work in line with NHS advice. Please do not come in person to the practice unless you are asked to do so by our clinical staff. This is to protect you, and to protect our staff so that they can continue to look after you. If you are invited in, please do not be alarmed if our staff are wearing protective gear, this is to protect us all.