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IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ
NOTICE TO PATIENTS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS
RESTRICTIONS ARE NOW IN PLACE TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS ENTERING OUR SURGERY PREMISES. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER OUR SURGERY IN ORDER TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR REQUEST A REPEAT PRESCRIPTION. PLEASE RETURN HOME AND TELEPHONE RECEPTION. OUR TELEPHONES WILL BE BUSIER THAN USUAL BUT WE WILL ANSWER YOUR CALL AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE. WOLVEY, SAPCOTE, AND SHARNFORD SURGERIES ARE CLOSED TEMPORARILY DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE CONTACT BURBAGE SURGERY ON 01455 634879 FOR ENQURIES.
PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
Key messages for patients
· Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
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
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home
· if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section below for more information)
· if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
· it is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
· for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. (See ending isolation section below for more information
· if you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
· if you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
· if you have coronavirus symptoms:
- 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
- testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home
· plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
· ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
· wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
· if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
· The NHS will contact patients from Monday 23 March 2020 if you are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. You'll be given specific advice about what to do. Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage – wait to be contacted.
Applying for an ‘isolation note'
The isolation note should be sent to your own email address (home or work). If you do not have an email address, then you can have the isolation note emailed to a trusted family member or friend. You will be asked to provide the isolation note to your employer on your return to work.
Advice for Vulnerable persons
Advice for Exemption of wearing face masks
LMC Exemption Guidance
Exemptions - people who do not have to wear a face covering on public transport
The requirement to wear a face covering does not apply to:
- a child under the age of 11
- passengers in an allocated cabin, berth or other similar accommodation, when they are alone or with members of their household or support bubble
- passengers who remain in their private vehicle while on board public transport, for example on a car ferry
- an employee of the transport operator, when they are acting in the course of their employment
- any other person providing services to the transport operator, under arrangements made with the transport operator, who is providing those services
- a constable or police community support officer acting in the course of their duty
- an emergency responder such as a paramedic or fire officer acting in the course of their duty
- an official, for example a border force officer, acting in the course of their duties
Also you also do not need to wear a face covering if you have a good reason not to.
- if you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
- if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
- if you are travelling with, or providing assistance to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
- if you are travelling to avoid injury or escape the risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you
- if you need to remove it during your journey to avoid harm or injury or the risk of harm or injury to yourself or others
- if you need to eat, drink, or take medication you can remove your face covering
- if you are asked to remove your face covering by a police officer or other official, for example to check your railcard
Advice to patients and staff remains as follows:
To protect yourself and others:
wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
make space – ideally stay two metres away from people not in your household
In England, you must wear a face covering by law in the following settings:
indoor transport hubs
shops and supermarkets
indoor shopping centres
banks, building societies, and post offices
Face coverings are also needed in NHS settings, including hospitals and primary or community care settings, such as GP surgeries.
From 8th August, face coverings must also be worn in a much larger list of places (see link below for full list).
Children under the age of 11 are not required to wear face coverings.
Some other groups of people do not need to wear a face covering (see link below).
If you have coronavirus symptoms:
a high temperature
a new, continuous cough
a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Get a test now. Do not leave home for at least 10 days; your household members should also stay at home for 14 days.
Electronic Prescribing Service - Phase 4 Please read this update
Electronic Prescribing Service - Phase 4