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Coronavirus Outbreak

When you return to the UK: protect yourself and others 

  • The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) provides advice on how to stay safe as you travel by air.
  • When you return to the UK on a flight from another country, you should follow the government advice that applies to everyone:
    • go straight home from the airport, avoiding public transport where possible. Only people living in your household, for example a family member, should collect you from the airport.
    • stay at homeand only go outside for food, health reasons, daily exercise or work if you absolutely cannot work from home
    • if you go out: always stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people, do not touch your face, and wash your hands frequently, including as soon as you get home
  • If you start to have symptoms like a high temperature or frequent cough, go straight home and self-isolate for 7 days. See the guidance for households with a possible infection and call NHS 111 if your symptoms worsen.For further guidance, visit gov.uk/coronavirus or visit nhs.uk for specialist medical advice.

 

LOCAL COUNCIL SUPPORT.

Local councils are working with voluntary sector organisations and local communities to support residents in response to COVID-19. You can access information on https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council.

Check out the latest advice, service disruptions, information and support about Coronavirus (COVID-19) from below links,

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

www.birmingham.gov.uk/coronavirus_advice

Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK click here..

Stay Alert

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Wash your hands regularly

Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

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, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser 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.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak

As you are aware the NHS is currently dealing with the Cornavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and in order to help us help you, the practice needs to make some temporary changes to continue to provide health care and advice when you and your family needs it most. If you need to see a doctor or nurse please call the surgery and we can arrange a Telephone call with a Doctor.Thank you.

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

Get the latest advice about coronavirus, including information about symptoms, self-isolation and who’s at higher risk. Find out about coronavirus

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

Check if you have coronavirus symptoms – Do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you think you might have coronavirus. Stay at home

People at higher risk from Coronavirus – Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.

Coronavirus in children – Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it’s usually less serious.

Staying at home to avoid getting coronavirus – Advice about staying at home to avoid getting coronavirus, including when you can leave your home and how to get medical help.

 Help the NHS respond to coronavirus – There are things you can do to help the NHS respond to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Links to more information about coronavirus  

IF YOU NEED A SICK NOTE DUE TO ISOLATION PLEASE GO TO WEBSITE  — https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE VIDEOS IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

Doctors of the world have produced Coronavirus advice for patients in different languages via video in partnership with the British Red Cross. Videos of Coronavirus information have been released on the following website www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-video-advice/