Coronavirus Advice

For the latest guidance on coronavirus please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or the government website.

The NHS website has a  list of common questions about the virus, how it is transmitted, and what you can do to prevent it spreading

For easy-to-read information on the New Rules on Staying at Home and Away from Others please click here.

Symptoms of coronavirus  

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of: 

  • a new continuous cough, and/or;
  • a high temperature.

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection. If you develop the above-mentioned symptoms, however mildly, it is important to follow the government’s stay at home guidance. 

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

  • do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home
  • testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

Contact NHS 111 online if your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after seven days. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

If after looking at the national guidance you still have a query that can’t be resolved, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) which will be able to signpost you.

PALS is a free, informal, confidential help and advice service for patients, carers and their families. Its contact details are Freephone: 0800 032 0897 or email: SHRCCG.CustomerCare@nhs.net