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CORONAVIRUS ADVICE

To ensure you see the most up-to-date information, please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS?

Do NOT attend your GP practice, hospital or pharmacy. Self-isolate at home immediately and remain isolated for 7 days only if you have any of the below symptoms:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough

If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave the house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them that you're staying at home. Please find official NHS guidance on self-isolation and staying at home HERE.

USE THE NHS 111 ONLINE CORONAVIRUS SERVICE IF:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

ONLY CALL 111 IF YOU CANNOT GET HELP ONLINE.

Please expect a significant delay in answering times as a result of the volume of calls currently being received.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT CORONAVIRUS TESTING IS NOT NEEDED FOR MOST PEOPLE AND IS NOT AVAILABLE VIA THE PRACTICE.


How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often - do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissues or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't:

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

 

 

Travel clinics

15 minute travel appointment

These travel vaccinations can be given by your GP practice under the NHS:



    • hepatitis A vaccine (monovalent vaccine) -

    • combined hepatitis A and typhoid vaccine

    • typhoid vaccine

    • combined tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccine

    • cholera vaccine



You will need to pay privately for the following travel vaccinations:



    • hepatitis B vaccine (monovalent vaccine and combination vaccine with hepatitis A - £40 per injection (course of 3)

    • meningitis ACWY135 vaccine £50

    • yellow fever vaccine £55

    • Japanese B encephalitis vaccine £60

    • tick-borne encephalitis vaccine £60

    • rabies vaccine £40 per dose (3 doses)



 

You can buy the following malaria prevention medicines over the counter from a

community pharmacy. You don’t need a prescription.



    • chloroquine (Avloclor ®)

    • proguanil (Paludrine ®)

    • chloroquine with proguanil (Avloclor/Paludrine ®)

    • atovaquone with proguanil (Maloff Protect ®)



You will need to pay privately for the following malaria prevention medicines:   

Private prescription = £10.00 – please note this is an administration cost only, you will be charged for the medication at the pharmacy.



    • atovaquone with proguanil hydrochloride (Malarone ®, Mafamoz ®, Reprapog ®)

    • doxycycline

    • mefloquine (Larium ®)

 
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