Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Information

Important information about the coronavirus (Covid 19)

The NSH in England and Public Health England are well prepared for the outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while ensuring sercices are available to the public as normal.

The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the 'delay' stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday the 13th March 2020.

The new advice isued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:

Stay at home if you have either:

      • a high temperature
      • a new persistant cough 

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are staying home.

Use NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope withyour symptoms at home 
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days 

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online

Stay at home advice can be found here

everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to :

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze, then bin the tissue, wash your hands, or use santiser gel
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a santiser gel if soap and water are not available 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Symptoms to check

Click the plus sign to see a list of problems that could be a sign you may need to be checked urgently

Stay at home if you have either :

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough 

Use the NHS 111 online for help with Coronavirus concerns

 

Immediate medical advice is available by contacting NHS 111