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Coronavirus Update

 As of 2pm on 27/02/2020 there were 7,692 patients tested and only 17 positive cases of Coronavirus confirmed in the UK

 If you have travelled from the following countries you are advised to stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and contact NHS 111 for advice

Even if you do not have any symptoms

 Hubei Province (China)

in the last 14 days

 or

 Iran

Northern Italy (lockdown areas)

Lombardy:Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorana

South Korea (Special Care Zones)

Daegu or Cheongdo

 Since 19th February 2020

If you have travelled from the following countries in last 14 days and have symptoms of cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if mild) you are advised to stay indoors, avoid other people and call NHS 111 for further advice

 Mainland China/South Korea – not mentioned above

Hong Kong

Japan

Macau

Malaysia

Singapore

Taiwan

Thailand

 Or

Travelled from the following since 19th February 2020 and have symptoms of cough, temperature or shortness of  breath you are advised to stay indoors, avoid other people and call NHS 111 for further advice.

 Italy

(anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)

Cambodia

Loas

Myanmar

Vietnam

 How to avoid spreading or catching:

There are things you can do to reduce the spread

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when you sneeze

Discard tissues immediately

Wash you hands with soap and water often – use a hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

 Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

 If you think you have been infected with Coronavirus –

Self Isolate

Do not go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital

Call NHS 111 for advice

 

What is self Isolation?

If you are asked to self isolate this is what you should do

Stay at home

Stay away from work, schools or public places

Do not use public transport or taxis

Ask friends or families to run errands for you

Avoid visitors coming to your house – it is ok for delivery of food or essential items.

You may be asked to do this for 14 days to reduce the spread of infection to other people

 What is the treatment for Coronavirus?

There is currently no treatment for this illness

Antibiotics do not help as they do not work against any virus

Any treatment that you are advised to take will be to treat the symptoms not fight the illness

Self Isolation for 14 days

 More information is available at:

 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-travellers/

 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/common-questions/

 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

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Home Visits

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Here at Church Street Surgery we have a designated Home Visiting Service.  Your visit request will be triaged and signposted to the most appropriate clinician - this maybe a GP, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner or a member of our Community Nursing Team.

Home visits are a concession reserved for patients who are genuinely too ill or house bound to visit the surgery and are based on clinical need and at the discretion of the doctor.  It is not the right of a patient, relative or carer to demand a visit.

If you need a home visit please let us know before 11am, stating clearly the name, age, address and telephone number of the patient and the nature of the problem.  Lack of transportation is not a reason to request a visit.  One of the members of our Home Visiting Team may call you back to discuss the reason for your request and they may offer a mutually convenient appointment at the surgery or give advice over the phone.

Most people can travel a short distance to the surgery in a car without any adverse effects to their health.

Please DO NOT "give it until lunchtime" or evening before deciding that you feel that a home visit is necessary.

 
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