CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

When Do I Need To Self-Isolate And How Long For? You will need to self-isolate immediately for at least 10 days if you have any symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus.

Self-isolate for 14 days if :

  • Someone in your household or in your support bubble has symptoms.
  • You’ve been told by NHS Test and Trace that you have been in contact with someone who have tested positive for coronavirus.

The NHS inform has information on symptoms and guidance for self help.

How To Get An Isolation Note For Your Employer

Can I Get Tested For Coronavirus? You can get a free NHS test by visiting the NHS website. The test needs to be done in the first 5 days of having symptoms.

Everyone is being reminded to follow the advice below:

  • Wear a face mask when entering public places or using public transport unless you are exempt because of your age, health or other condition.
  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Bin the tissue immediately, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Disinfect regularly touched surfaces/objects to reduce the risk of passing the infection on.

Patient Face Covering Exemption As a practice we are not able to provide any patient with an exemption certificate or letter.  The risks of Covid-19 infection is still significant so please wear face coverings. The government guidance on exemptions enables individuals to self-declare that they are exempt.

Should you feel that you should be exempt from wearing a face covering please see links below to exemptions card you can print.

http://content.tfl.gov.uk/face-covering-exemption-card.pdf

 https://www.civicmc.nhs.uk/files/2020/06/Face-Covering-Exemption-Cards.pdf