COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a virus called coronavirus.
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
· a cough
· a high temperature
· shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
If patients are experiencing these symptoms then we are advising you to cancel any appointments you have at the practice until your symptoms have improved.
If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it:
· stay at home and avoid close contact with other people
· do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
· use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next
The 111 coronavirus service will tell you if you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.
More information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response