Corona Virus: What you need to know
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.
What to do if you have symptoms
Stay at home for 14 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
We will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.
What can you do to help minimise the risks to the vulnerable and healthcare staff?
How to get urgent medical help from your GP
**Please note that we are only operating
services from The Grange due the current outbreak **
- Call at 8.15am, our reception team will take a description of your symptoms and add your name to the GP's triage list.
- The GP or Nurse will then ring you back to assess you over the phone. (This will be the same for housebound patients - GP will call and only visit if necessary)
- Your problem may be managed by the GP or Nurse over phone with advice and/or a prescription or you may be asked to come into the surgery if appropriate.
- Use our online consultation service https://wsp.psf-live.co.uk/7191/#/portal (Please check response times)
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