Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for Patients

Updated 5th January 2021

Thank you to everyone in our community for working together and protecting each other through maintaining physical distancing, good hand hygiene and staying at home as much as possible.  It has been hard but your commitment to this is appreciated.  We need to continue to  work together to stay safe in Frome. 
The government has updated it's advice about coronavirus, as follows: 
National Lockdown : stay at home
  • You must stay at home. This is the single most important action we can all take to protect the NHS and save lives.
  • You must not leave your home unless necessary.
  • Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.

To read the National Lockdown Rules that apply from 5th January 2021 - Click Here

 
Hands. Face. Space. 

Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it. Therefore, it's important to remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space.’

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)

In all circumstances, you should follow the guidance on meeting others safely.

 
If you have symptoms....

If you have coronavirus symptoms get a test now and stay at home. If you 're getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must self isolate until you get your results. This also applies to anyone in your support bubble. Symptoms 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)
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

NHS CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS IN DIFFERENT FORMATS

ADVICE ON SELF ISOLATING FOR HOUSEHOLDS WITH POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS INFECTION

NHS 111 ONLINE CORONAVIRUS SERVICE

 
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, stay at home. Do not visit a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 
 

LINKS TO USEFUL INFORMATION