Advice For Patients Before Attending Our Surgery

Before you attend our surgery for your appointment, have you had any of these symptoms develop since you last contacted us?

  • A high temperature (fever)
  • A new continuous cough
  • A loss of smell or taste (anosmia)

If you have any of these symptoms, please do not attend the surgery.

Please go into self-isolation for 10 days from the onset of symptoms and let us know you will not be attending your appointment. You should also visit for further information.

If your symptoms worsen during home isolation, you should call 111. Do not delay calling 111 if you develop any new worsening symptoms. For a life threatening emergency dial 999.

If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for 10 days, but all other household members that remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14 day period starts from the day when the first person in the household became ill. If a household member develops symptoms during this period then they should self-isolate for 10 days from the first day of onset of their symptoms.

You do not need to stay at home if you just have a cough after 10 days. A cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.

Children Under the Age of 16

Advice for Parents During Coronavirus

If your child has developed any of these symptoms then you should contact us today.

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious and children do not always present with commonly reported symptoms. If your child is unwell, they are likely to be unwell for reasons not related to the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Please do not avoid seeking appropriate treatment because of concerns about Coronavirus (Covid-19).