Covid-19 information here
Covid-19 booster information here
The advice for everyone is to follow this guidance.
- The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are the recent onset of a new continuous cough or a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).
- If you develop these symptoms, however mild, or you have received a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test result, then you should immediately self-isolate stay at home for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. If you live with others, all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. See the stay-at-home guidance for further information.
- You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 10 days, then use the NHS 111 online service. If you have do not have internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
- If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you should arrange a test by visiting NHS.UK, or contact 119 via telephone if you do not have internet access.
- Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and water or hand sanitizer, particularly after coughing, sneezing, and blowing your nose, before you eat or handle food, or when you get to work or arrive home
- Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when you cough or sneeze. If you do not have a tissue, sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not into your hand. Dispose of tissues into a disposable rubbish bag and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer.
- You must wear a face-covering in The Surgery (see our face mask policy here) unless you have a face-covering exemption because of your age, health, or another condition. You are also strongly encouraged to wear a face-covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet. Face mask, social distancing, hand washing, and covering coughs and sneezes, remain the most important measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. See how to stay safe and help prevent the spread, and how to wear and make a cloth face covering.
- Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
At the current time and based on our understanding of what is known so far, COVID-19 can make anyone seriously ill, but for some people, the risk is higher. You can find more information on higher risk groups on NHS.UK. As more information emerges, recommendations may change.