Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for Patients
(Updated 26th March 2020)
The government has now indicated that everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus, regardless of whether anyone in the household has symptoms or not.
You can only leave your home:
- to shop for basic essentials but only when you really need to
- to do one form of exercise a day such as a run, walk or cycle - you can do this alone or with other people you live with
- for any medical need for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person (see below for information about accessing GP services for non-coronavirus issues)
- to travel to and from work but only where this is absolutely necessary
You can read more information on staying at home below:
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, stay at home. Do not visit a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Use the 111 coronavirus service to find out what to do. The main symptoms of cornavirus are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- Our latest practice update on coronavirus
- Information in different formats
- What is COVID-19 (coronavirus)?
- Shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people
- Signs and symptoms
- How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus
- What to do if you think you might have coronavirus
- Stay at home
- Isolation notes
- Temporary changes to services
- Useful links