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: 

FULL GUIDANCE ON STAYING AT HOME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS

NHS CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS IN DIFFERENT FORMATS

 
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 coronavirus 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)

NHS 111 ONLINE CORONAVIRUS SERVICE

 

LINKS TO USEFUL INFORMATION