Wash Hands, Cover Face, Make Space
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert.
stay at home as much as possible work from home if you can limit contact with other people keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
Testing is now open to any member of the public with COVID-19 symptoms by visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119 to book a test.
Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering and make space to protect yourself and others
Covid Vaccination Status
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Local Covid Alert Level
Sign Language - Important advice to keep you safe from Covid-19 https://youtu.be/bdsNjI56ArU://youtu.be/bdsNjI56ArU
HELP TO QUIT SMOKING
List of diseases and conditions considered to be very high risk:
1. Solid organ transplant recipients
2. People with specific cancers • People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer • People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment • People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer • People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors • People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
3. People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD
4. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell)
5. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection
6. People who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired
7. Renal Dialysis Patients
CHILDREN & NON COVID ILLNESS
COVID-19 is unlikely to cause serious illness in children, but please remember children can become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around. Please do not let concerns over COVID-19 stop you from contacting medical services. If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen please go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national for advice or contact 111 or Meadowview Surgery. If your child is seriously unwell call 999
Self Care Advice
✔ drink plenty of water ✔ take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol ✔ follow same advice as for flu ✔ isolate yourselves from others ✔ isolate members of the household
Please see the up to date guidelines and policies by clicking on the link https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/
If you require help from GP for a new or ongoing medical problem please use the AskmyGP link and email the GP with your concern/question and the GP will be in contact
If you know you know you need to self isolate due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and your employer has requested a note please follow this link & NHS111 will provide certification https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note
If you require help from a volunteer and are self isolating or you would like to become a volunteer please follow this link https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHSvolunteerresponders for more information
If you require help from a Goodsam volunteer call 0808 196 3646
Children & Young People with Mental Health Problems
Kooth provides information and support along with treatment for children and young people with a range of mental health problems. Scheduled and drop in counselling sessions are available 365 days a year and include slots at evenings and weekends.
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform available to any young person who may be struggling with their mental health – and particularly during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Kooth is for young people aged 11-18 and offers a variety of resources, including:
- A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
- Chat forums with other young people
- Crisis information
- Self help resources
To sign up to use Kooth, go to www.kooth.com
General Practice Extraction Service
https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus/gpes-data-for-pandemic-planning-and-research/general-practice-transparency-notice (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)