COVID - 19
Do you have COVID-19 symptoms?
If you have a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste please click on the link below for further guidance and how to book a test.
What is it?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. The WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.
What do we need you to do?
Most importantly please remember that we are open and here for you. The way that we are running is just a bit different. We are not currently running our drop in clinic and ask you to please consider using eConsult. We also recommend you download the NHS App which you can use to check symptoms, order repeat prescriptions, use eConsult, access your notes and more. If you care for a child we recommend that you download the HANDI App.
Our opening times remain unchanged.
For NHS guidelines re the Coronavirus please click here
We are only giving surgery access to patients who have a pre-booked appointment or have been requested to attend by a clinician. When you do arrive at either surgery you will need to be wearing a face mask and we may have some questions for you on arrival. Click the below image for information on how to make a face mask.
Who's at higher risk from coronavirus
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can make anyone seriously ill. But for some people, the risk is higher.
There are 2 levels of higher risk:
- high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- moderate risk (clinically vulnerable)
Full details of the risk groups, as well as how to access support if you are 'high risk', are available on the Government Website: