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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitals and shops.
This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid 19.
The following rules still apply in General Practice:
- wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt)
- physical distancing of 1 metre in waiting rooms
- contact your practice by telephone in the first instance
- wearing of PPE by staff
- screening of all patients for Covid 19 symptoms
Please support your local practice team by complying with this guidance.
Please book a PCR test if you have Coronavirus symptoms. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing. Find out about coronavirus testing and how to book.
If you have Coronavirus related symptoms but are managing, please self-isolate in line with national guidance. If you are very unwell, or feel you may need hospital assessment, please call NHS 24 on 111.
If you are looking for general advice on the virus, please visit www.nhsinform.scot or contact the Coronavirus helpline on 0800 028 2816. Please DO NOT contact the practice.
If you are self-isolating because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer you can obtain an isolation note from https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/.
REMEMBER! If you or a family member have symptoms of Coronavirus for which you NEED to obtain medical advice...
PLEASE CONTACT NHS24 on 111 who will assess your symptoms and advise you on what you should do next.
Further information about Coronavirus is available at www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus. The latest advice and updates from the Scottish Government is available at https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/.