CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

 
If you think you have Coronavirus and have symptoms, which can include fever, DO NOT come into your GP practice or visit any other health facility, including a pharmacy.
Please stay at home and look at the NHS 111 web pages below for advice and information.
If you think you have come into contact with someone who may have Coronavirus or you have returned from one of the specified at-risk countries in the past 14 days and feel unwell with symptoms of Coronavirus, please go to the NHS 111 web page: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
If you want general information about Coronavirus, please visit this NHS webpage: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
The Government and the NHS are well prepared to deal with this virus. You can help, too.
Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Bin the tissue and, to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water or use a sanitiser gel.
Washing your hands regularly and properly for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus, which is also called COVID-19.
Our practice is receiving requests for travel cancellation forms from people who want to cancel trips because of the risk of getting Coronavirus.
For advice from the Foreign Office regarding travelling to specific areas of the world, see this web page: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Depending on your travel insurance policy, most insurance companies will cover cancelled trips to countries to which the Foreign Office advise not to travel. No certificate from your GP is required.
The surgery is unable to provide letters or certificates to travel insurance companies supporting requests for refunds by patients who, without any significant medical illness, cancel their travel plans.
For more information, speak to your travel insurance provider or holiday company.
You can find general travel advice in relation to Coronavirus here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus