COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 is a illness that can affect your lungs and airways. it is caused by a virus called Coronavirus. 

NHS 111 have an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do:

  • You think you may have coronavirus,
  • if you have been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus within the last 14 days,
  • You have been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

DO NOT go to GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital unless advised to. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

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More information can be found at:

Coronavirus Factsheet for Kids

COVID Symptoms

Covid-19 Info

Anyone aged 5 years and over  in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland experiencing a new continuous cough, high temperature or a loss of or change in your normal sense of smell or taste can now book a test by visiting

Those unable to access the internet can call 119 in England and wales or 0300 303 2713 in Scotland and Northern Ireland to book a test.

For more guidance on coronavirus testing please click the link below.

Domestic Abuse during COVID

More information can be found at the link below:

Masks / Face Coverings

All patients entering the health centre are required to wear a mask or face covering.

It is now law that face mask/coverings should be worn in shops and on public transport.

The Surgery will not provide any exemption letters. An exemption card can be purchased on the Disability Horizons website.

Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 3 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.

Mental Health During COVID

Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak can be found on the Gov website.

Useful Numbers and websites

NHS Test and Trace

  1. isolate: As soon as you experience coronavirus symptoms, you should self-isolate for at least 7 days. Anyone else in your household should self-isolate for 14 days from when you started having symptoms.

2. test: You should order a coronavirus test immediately at or call 119 if you have no internet access.

3. results: If your test is positive you must complete the remainder of your 7-day self-isolation. Anyone in your household should also complete self-isolation for 14 days from when you started having symptoms. If your test is negative, you and other household members no longer need to isolate.

4. share contacts: If you test positive for coronavirus, the NHS Test and Trace service will send you a text or email alert or call you within 24 hours with instructions of how to share details of people you have been in close, recent contact with and places you have visited. It is important that you respond as soon as possible so that we can give appropriate advice to those who need it. You will be asked to do this online via a secure website or you will be called by one of our NHS contact tracers.

Staying at home

You should stay at home if you have either:

  • A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back. If you have a thermometer this would be a temperature of over 37.8 degrees.
  • A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly.
  • A loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

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

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

Testing is not needed if you are staying at home.

If you have symptoms it is advisable you stay at home for 7 days.

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

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

Staying safe outside your home

New guidance on staying safe outside your home can be found at the following link:

Useful Websites

NHS 111 – if you think you may have coronavirus:

Latest NHS advice on Coronavirus: 

If you need to self certify for sickness or self-isolation. (This is a government document and it should be accepted by employers)

For the latest travel information:

Advice covering new benefit claims, existing claims and support for employers around statutory sick pay particularly in regards to coronavirus:

Washing your hands

What you can and cannot do FAQ