Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) The NHS in Cheshire and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days. Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice. If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine. But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days.

The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.

PLEASE REMEMBER we are still open and those patients who don’t have symptoms of coronavirus and need care help and advice from the surgery should contact us in the usual way by telephone on 01270 811440 or online via this website.

Covid-19 vaccination programme

We understand that people are anxious to receive a COVID 19 vaccine as soon as possible. However, please don’t contact your GP practice, local hospital or council to seek a COVID 19 vaccine appointment – appointments cannot be made in this way.

More COVID 19 vaccination services will be available near you early in the New Year and the NHS will contact you when its the right time to come forward. If you’re eligible for a vaccine, but are yet to be contacted, please remain patient. You will not be missed.

This is just the beginning of the largest vaccination programme the country has ever seen and we will make sure that the people who need it most (and those that care for them) are able to access the vaccine in a safe way with the least delay.

When you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite and make sure you attend appointments when you arrange them.

Please also continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing and hand hygiene guidance as, until a vaccine has been fully rolled out, this is the most effective way to reduce transmission of the virus and help to save lives.

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