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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

March 23, 2020

We are open during the Covid-19 outbreak on a limited timetable

Reserved emergency clinic appointments for over 70’s

 

March 21, 2020

We are open during the Covid-19 outbreak

Reserved clinic appointment for over 70’s

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March 18, 2020

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We appreciate and understand that with the quickly changing landscape of COVID-19 and the ongoing information coming from so many sources, this can be a difficult and worrisome time for you. I would recommend reviewing the constantly updated NHS Coronavirus guidelines.

For the time being, our practice remains open and we still provide care for our patients. We ask all our patients to:

  • You and your family stay at home for 14 days if you have either:
    • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
    • a new, continuous cough
  • Use the provided hand sanitiser on arriving at the practice
  • Ring us to postpone your appointment should you experience COVID-19 symptoms

But Most Importantly

You’ve likely heard this a million times but get ready to make it 1,000,001 – you must wash your hands frequently. Simple hand washing with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds is your first line of defence from germs and is key to protecting yourself.

You should wash your hands before meals, after using the restroom, and after you’ve been in public where people may actively spread germs, such as handling doorknobs and public touch screens.

Also make sure not to touch your face when you’re out and about because touching a germy object, such as a door handle, then touching your face is a great way to expose yourself to germs.

What is Covid-19?

Most of those who initially caught the Covid-19 virus worked at, or visited, the “wet market” in Wuhan.

The virus mainly spreads via infected droplets that have been coughed or sneezed out by a patient.

There is also evidence it may be transmitted in faeces and urine.

In most cases, a patient’s immune system naturally fights off the virus.

Pneumonia can come about when the infection causes the alveoli (air sacs) in the lungs to become inflamed and filled with fluid or pus.

The lungs then struggle to draw in air, resulting in reduced oxygen in the bloodstream.

Those requiring hospitalisation are offered “supportive care”, like ventilation, while their immune system gets to work.

The coronavirus shares some, but not all, symptoms with colds and flu.

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