Coronavirus / Covid-19

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From Monday 15th June, in accordance with current government guidelines we please ask that you wear some form of face covering, either a scarf or mask, when you attend the surgery. Failure to do so, will result in you being refused entry, this does not apply to children under age 4.

Coronavirus / Covid-19

Due to recent guidance the Practice have now moved to full telephone triage with URGENT ONLY for face to face consultations lead by the clinicians providing a limited service to reduce footfall.

The Practice are limiting the number of patients in the surgery at any one time, sitting at least two meters apart.

You may be asked to wait outside the building or in your car.

At the Reception desk please adhere to the chair barriers in place and stand two meters apart from the person in front of you in the queue.

Thank you for your assistance.

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in the North East and Public Health England (PHE) are 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.

The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020.

The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough
  • loss of taste or smell

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

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Stay At Home advice can be found here

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.

More information can be found on the NHS website here