MESSAGE FOR PATIENTS:
Whilst the level of Covid-19 circulating in the community is lower than a few weeks ago, the fall in cases is slowing down in some boroughs. We need to continue to be vigilant and follow infection prevention and control guidance. It is still too early to say what the full impact is of children and young people going back to school but testing in schools shows Covid rates in young people are in line with rates in adults. Families are asked to self-isolate if a child tests positive for Covid-19, and this seems to be effective in preventing outbreaks. We will be monitoring this closely in the coming weeks.
URGENT MESSAGE FOR ALL PATIENTS:
Please do not come to the surgery unless advised to do so by a GP, Nurse or Receptionist.
If you do not have online access you can still call the reception desk on 02076037563.
If you have any symptoms of coronavirus, particularly a high temperature >37.8C, new persistent cough or loss of taste or smell please go to www.nhs.uk to check your symptoms via the 111 online consultation service and follow the specialist medical advice. Only call 111 if you can’t get online, you’ve been instructed to, or your symptoms worsen.
How long to stay at home
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 10 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 10 days from the day the first person got 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 10 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
If you feel WELL, please stay at home https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
If you feel UNWELL, please go to 111 online for advice https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19.
If you have ANY other symptoms or on-going problems, or need to speak to one of our clinical team urgently, call the surgery on 020 7603 7563 so we can arrange to support you in the safest way possible.