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Primary Care COVID-19 Guidelines

Primary Care COVID-19 Guidelines

GPs are working hard to provide care safely.

Before turning up to your GP practice contact them online, by an app or by phone to be assessed.

Please follow government safety advice if visiting your local practice for an appointment.

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Primary Care: GP Practices Open
Hands, Face, Space

Each and every one of us has a responsibility to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Wash hands, cover your face, make space.

Anybody who is experiencing any symptoms of the virus should self-isolate straight away, then make an appointment to get a test by calling 119 or visiting Get Coronavirus Test

Primary Care: Hands, Face, Space
Stay Alert to Stay safe

Wash your hands often using soap and water, and dry them thoroughly.

Where available, use sanitiser outside your home, especially as you enter a building and after you have had contact with surfaces. Avoid touching your face.

#StayAlert

It is important to use face coverings properly and wash your hands before putting them on and taking them off.

You can make face-coverings at home. The key thing is it should cover the mouth and nose.

Find out more at Face Coverings - When to Wear One and How to Make Your Own.

Primary Care: Stay Alert to Stay safe
Booking a test

Anybody who is experiencing any symptoms of the virus should self-isolate straight away, then make an appointment to get a test by calling 119 or visiting Get Coronavirus Test

The symptoms to look out for are:
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A high temperature
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Please be aware that you can’t get a COVID test at your local GP Practice as the testing is only done at specific national sites.

Primary Care: Booking a test
NHS Test and Trace
How NHS Test and Trace works for those contacted if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus:
  • Alert
  • Isolate
  • Test if needed

More information can be found online at NHS Test and Trace - How it Works

Primary Care: NHS Test and Trace
Symptoms checker
The most important symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:
  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).

Anybody who is experiencing any symptoms of the virus should self-isolate straight away, then make an appointment to get a test by calling 119 or visiting Get Coronavirus Test

Primary Care: Got Symptoms
Parents & Carers Advice

Primary Care are currently receiving increased contact from worried patients around suspected covid symptoms. In the first instance, where possible/as appropriate please direct patients to NHS 111 Online rather than calling NHS111.

If you are concerned about your symptoms, or you feel you are unable to manage your symptoms at home, Use the 111 online coronavirus service. The 111 online coronavirus service will ask about your symptoms and tell you what to do.

Primary Care: Covid Advice Parents and Carers
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