• You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England
Essential message is Stay at home
• Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
• If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
• Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Do not meet others, even friends or family.
You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
IF YOU NEED MEDICAL ADVICE, CHECK 111 ONLINE
• In order to protect our patients and staff, we are now offering a telephone advice service and limiting all face-to-face consultations for our nurses and GPs. We are closed between 12 noon – 2 pm to allow our reduced workforce to plan your care as best you can.
• NHS England are advising practises to not change the length of prescriptions so that drug shortages do not impact on the care we can give.
• We are supporting and advising our patients identified as most at risk from complications of COVID-19 to stay home for the next 12 weeks.
Digital isolation note for patients now available hereTo reduce the burden on GP practices, a new online system, created by the NHS and the Department for Work and Pensions, is now live for patients to be emailed a digital isolation note. Isolation notes provide patients with evidence for their employers that they have been advised to self-isolate due to coronavirus, either because they have symptoms or they live with someone who has symptoms, and so cannot work. As isolation notes can be obtained without contacting a doctor, this will reduce the pressure on GP surgeries and prevent people needing to leave their homes. The notes can be accessed through the NHS website and NHS 111 online. After answering a few questions, an isolation note will be emailed to the user. If they 14 don’t have an email address, they can have the note sent to a trusted family member or friend, or directly to their employer. The service can also be used to generate an isolation note on behalf of someone else.
Anyone wishing to volunteer to support vulnerable patients or anyone in need of help themselves, should go to Community Hub WSCC covid 19 online and follow the instructions Volunteer
Those people most at risk have been advised to access help by visiting A friend is hereVulnerable patients can apply to receive the support of an NHS volunteer responder via Here to help