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Updated 25/04/2022 

Updated Covid-19 Information - Due to the Covid-19 Assessment Centres closing, from Monday 4th April, please do not hesitate to contact the surgery if:  

  • Your symptoms worsen during self-isolation, especially if you’re in a high or extremely high-risk group
  • Breathlessness develops or worsens, particularly if you’re in a high or extremely high-risk group
  • You have symptoms that you can no longer manage at home

If the surgery is closed, please phone 111

If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms 

Covid-19 Information


Covid-19 Information 

Last updated - 04/04/2022

Symptoms of a COVID-19 infection

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater).

A new continuous cough is where you:

  • have a new cough that’s lasted for an hour
  • have had 3 or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours
  • are coughing more than usual

A high temperature is feeling hot to the touch on your chest or back (you don’t need to measure your temperature). You may feel warm, cold or shivery.

Loss of taste/smell

Some people will have more serious symptoms, including pneumonia or difficulty breathing, which might require Admission to hospital.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

If you’ve developed possible Covid-19 symptoms please follow national advice on self isolation, even if you think your symptoms are mild. Due to the Covid-19 Assessment Centres closing, from Monday 4th April, you can contact the surgery if:  

  • your symptoms worsen during self-isolation, especially if you’re in a high or extremely high-risk group
  • breathlessness develops or worsens, particularly if you’re in a high or extremely high-risk group
  • you have symptoms that you can no longer manage at home

If your GP is closed, phone 111

If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Testing for COVID-19

Please follow the advice on NHS Inform to arrange testing (only if you are symptomatic)

How to avoid catching COVID-19

You can reduce your risk of getting and spreading the infection by:

  • avoiding direct hand contact with your eyes, nose and mouth
  • maintaining good hand hygiene
  • avoiding direct contact with people that have a respiratory illness and avoiding using their personal items such as their mobile phone
  • covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with disposable tissues and disposing of them in the nearest waste bin after use
  • wash hands regularly


 
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