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From Monday 23rd March 2020, the Pharmacy will be CLOSED between 12pm and 2pm due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  This is so we can catch up due to unprecedented demand on our services.  Thank you.


IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR OUR PATIENTS AND CARERS


CORONAVIRUS (COVID_19)


Updated 19th March 2020 - for more information please click on the link below to visit our dedicated "Coronavirus Advice" page by clicking on the tab "Coronavirus"


The Public are advised to stay at home (self-isolate) without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:


A new continuous cough OR


High temperature of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher



To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19


and reduce pressure on your local GP practice


during this busy time, appointments will be


carried out over the phone unless there is a


clinical need for you to come into the practice.




This will help minimise risk while continuing


to ensure people get the care and advice they


need.



ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING


Please DO NOT book a GP appointment using the ONLINE SERVICES if you suspect you have contracted Coronavirus.  Please call NHS 111 instead.



Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact

Useful Information for Patients Relating to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) - please read

The Public are advised to stay at home (self-isolate) without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:

A new continuous cough OR

High temperature of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher

Individuals should stay at home (self-isolate) for 7 days from the onset of symptoms. If someone has serious symptoms they cannot manage at home they should use NHS 111 online (please note that people should only call 111 if they cannot go online).

After 7 days of self-isolation, people who feel better and no longer have a high temperature can return to their normal routine. If they have not had any signs of improvement after 7 days and have not already sought medical advice, they should use NHS 111 online before they leave their home or let visitors in.

Coughs may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean someone must continue to stay at home for more than 7 days.

Travel and contact history is no longer important for diagnosis. If people who have travelled do not have symptoms they do not need to stay at home, regardless of their travel history.

If you’re concerned about #coronavirus, or you just want some more information — make sure you’re getting it from a reputable source. Visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for all the latest updates, and use the new dedicated 111 online coronavirus service. #COVID19

If you’re concerned about #coronavirus, or you just want some more information — make sure you’re getting it from a reputable source. Visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for all the latest updates, and use the new dedicated 111 online coronavirus service. #COVID19

The new dedicated 111 online coronavirus service includes a series of quick questions to answer and will tell you if you need medical help and advise you on what to do next. #COVID19 Visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Find out all the latest information on #coronavirus — including symptoms, how to avoid spreading germs and a new dedicated 111 online coronavirus service — by visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus. #COVID19.   The new 111 online #coronavirus service can quickly tell you what to do if you think you have symptoms, or you think you may have been exposed to the virus when traveling. For this, and more information about coronavirus, visit www. nhs.uk/coronavirus. #COVID19

Hand washing and hand hygiene advice

Hand hygiene remains the single most factor in reducing the risk of infection.

Currently, hand hygiene is advised for Covid-19 when

  • after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose
  • before leaving home
  • on arrival at school/workplace
  • after travelling on public transport
  • after using the toilet
  • after breaks and sporting activities
  • before food preparation
  • before eating any food, including snacks
  • before leaving school/workplace

Hands should be washed using warm water and soap liquid soap is preferred as shared bar soap can become contaminated with germs/micro-organisms, which can then be passed from one person to another.  This is the reason that only liquid soap is used in healthcare settings. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available on visibly clean hands.

This should be done often and thoroughly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, rinse and dry thoroughly. The same applies to those caring for anyone that is being tested for Covid-19. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Please read the document below regarding how our appointments and services will operate during the COVID-19 outbreak.Information for our Patients Regarding COVID-19

 
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