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UPDATED IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION 13 MARCH 2020
Posted on 17 Mar 2020
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
As of 13 March 2020 the information given to patients has changed
If you have a fever of 37.8 degrees or higher and or a new continuous cough patients are being asked to self isolate for seven (7) days.
Patients that have symptoms that they can manage at home are not required to contact any service, but should self isolate for seven (7) days according to government guidance. Those who become unwell with shortness of breath or other symptoms or who are not better after seven days should contact NHS 111
FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE NHS WEBSITE