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COVID-19

The information on this page is current as of 10/08/20.

We politely request that when visiting the Practice you wear a face covering.

For the latest guidance visit the NHS Website.

Please DO NOT come in to the surgery if you have symptoms of 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) and / or a high temperature (this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back, you do not need to measure your temperature), and / or a loss of taste or smell. You should self-isolate for 10 days and do not leave your home. If you live with other people, they should also stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the household got symptoms.

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.

For a medical emergency dial 999.

More information can be found at:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Staying Safe

It remains the case that you should not:

  • socialise indoors in groups of more than two households (anyone in your support bubble counts as one household) – this includes when dining out or going to the pub
  • socialise outdoors in a group of more than six people from different households; gatherings larger than six should only take place if everyone is from exclusively from two households or support bubbles
  • interact socially with anyone outside the group you are attending a place with, even if you see other people you know, for example, in a restaurant, community centre or place of worship
  • hold or attend celebrations (such as parties) where it is difficult to maintain social distancing and avoid close social interaction – even if they are organised by businesses and venues that are taking steps to follow COVID-19 Secure guidelines
  • stay overnight away from your home with members of more than one other household (your support bubble counts as one household).

The more people you have interactions with, the more chance the virus has to spread. Therefore, try to limit the number of people you see – especially over short periods of time.

If you or someone in your household or your support bubble is showing coronavirus symptoms, everyone in your support bubble should self-isolate, stay at home and get a test. If you or a member of your support bubble is contacted as part of the test and trace programme, the individual contacted should stay at home. If that individual becomes symptomatic, everyone in the support bubble must then isolate. This is critical to staying safe and saving lives.

You should wear something which covers your mouth and nose on public transport, in shops or when you go into hospital (either for an appointment or a visit).

Other Useful Information

Latest Government Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Pregnancy & COVID-19

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

Latest NHS Updates

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS Volunteer Responders

https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS

Tiverton Primary Care Network (PCN) has a team of Wellbeing Coaches who can help signpost you to relevant services. Please call the practice to be put in touch with the team.