Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms.
•a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
•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)
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
How long to stay at home;
•if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you'll need to stay at home for 7 days
•if you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
We would just like to say a big thank you to all of our patients for their kindness and understanding during this uncertain time. Our phone lines are currently very busy so please bear with us. We will answer your call as soon as we are able.
VIDEO CONSULTATION WITH YOUR GP OR NURSE
SystmOnline have launched their new app Airmid UK this week which will allow patients to order their medication, book telephone calls, add information to their medical record and access video consultations with a GP or Nurse. This can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, once signed up.
More information about Airmid UK can be found here:
The Airmid UK app can be downloaded from the Google Play store and iOS store now.
The login is the same as your systmonline log in.
Please note there are two apps called Airmid, the GP app is called Airmid UK and has a pink heart inside a blue circle as it's icon.
As you may already know, we are now operating a Telephone Triage service only here at the Surgery. We are not seeing any patients face to face for GP appointments without prior GP triage and urgent or any routine nurse appointments. If you have a smart phone, your Doctor may ask if you can enter a video consultation. If this is something you would be interesed in then please download the app now in readiness.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience during this difficult time.