Coronovirus

This is the original messaging – please look at other sections to see updated government guidance

 

Stop non-essential contact

Wash your hands

Avoid Touching Face

Social distancing

Self-isolation

 

  1. Advice for everyone

    1. Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

      Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

      You should only leave your home for very limited purposes:

      • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
      • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
      • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
      • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
    2. Strictly avoid contact with people who are unwell.
    3. Children should not leave the family home/garden. They should stay at home.
    4. All members of the household should not attend any gatherings. This includes gatherings of
      friends and families in private spaces, for example, family homes and religious services.
    5. Ensure all regular medications are not missed and make sure all immunisations are up to date.
    6. Avoid any second-hand exposure to cigarette smoke or e-cigarettes.
    7. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media.
    8. Frequent hand washing, avoiding touching your face and cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.

 

  1. Advice for people at higher risk
    1. Where possible other members of the household should not go out for shopping. When arranging food or medication deliveries, these should be left at the door to minimise contact.
    2. Separate bathing/towels (separate bathroom if at all possible). Keep toilets clean and flush with the lid down (viruses can be transmitted in poo).
    3. Separate outdoor clothing (coats/shoes) should be kept away from the living areas.
  2. Symptoms and what to do
    1. Do not leave your home if you have either:
      • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
      • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

      To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

      Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do

    2. Do not contact the practice for a sick note due to

      coronavirus click here https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

  3. Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms
    1. Where possible other members of the household should not go out for shopping. When arranging food or medication deliveries, these should be left at the door to minimise contact.
    2. Separate bathing/towels (separate bathroom if at all possible). Keep toilets clean and flush with the lid down (viruses can be transmitted in poo).
    3. Separate outdoor clothing (coats/shoes) should be kept away from the living areas.
  4. More information

 

 

Read NHS advice about staying at home.

How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

At Risk Populations – see separate page

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gzyb/coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know-21032020

Covers what to do to prevent it, what are the symptoms, what to do if symptoms, what to do if worse (111).

Wash hands vital 20s (how to hand wash at 220), avoid face-touching,

self-isolation at 3min 17 – if live with others sleep alone door shut,have bath at end, do not share toiletries, double-bagged waste.

If test +ve sepately disposed off, shopping on line or otehrs – get left on doorstep

face-touch avoidance at 5min

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gnx3/bbc-news-special-coronavirus-your-essential-update-18032020

Please watch 15:26 to see GP advice – what to do if symptoms

If not sure- different entrace-possibly wearing gown,apron and gloves.

Triage by phone. Every patient triaged – cough,fever.

Smear, vaccinations are carried on as normal. Want children to be immunosed – do not want to get measles and corona on top.

Drs also potential self-isolating – await guidance.

Also recptionists with familes at risk.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51711227

Coronavirus condition overview – United Kingdom
NHS

 


 

 

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