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Coronavirus update 18/3/20 Posted on 20 Mar 2020

Oakfield Surgery Coronavirus update following

Government advice issued 16/03/20

Any patient with symptoms of new persistent cough and/or fever the advice is for the whole household to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you symptoms are mild you do not need to call 111 or the GP.  If your symptoms are worsening call 111 for advice.

 

The most vulnerable patients are now advised to start measures of social distancing for 3 months.  This includes age over 70, pregnancy or underlying chronic health condition.

 

Useful links:

 

Self isolation: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

 

Public health Wales: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Asthma UK – Asthma and Coronavirus information

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Useful government guidance links for businesses and employees for anyone who has been advised to self-isolate or social distance due to being in an at risk group.

If evidence is needed for employer you can get an isolation note from NHS 111 online

There is also a link for support available for businesses

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

 

OAKFIELD STREET SURGERY update 18/03/20

 

The Surgery has taken the decision to cancel all routine appointments from today 18/03/20.

 

This includes appointments for GP/Nurse/ANP/bloods etc. This does not mean you will not be seen if needed.

 

If you need to see/speak to a GP or nurse contact the surgery on 01443 812979.

 

A clinical staff member will phone you back. If it is decided it's essential for you to be seen face to face we will make appropriate arrangements to see you as safely as possible.

Please DO NOT attend the surgery for any reason unless you have been advised to do so by a clinician.

 

We are regularly updating information for repeat prescription requests at https://www.oakfieldstreetsurgery.co.uk/pages/Repeat-Prescriptions?Highlight=prescriptions

 

We would like to thank all our patients for their understanding and working with us through extremely challenging times.

 

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