Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated: 12 January 2021 · Practice news

We are asking that patients DO NOT come into the practice unless we have specifically asked you to do so or you have a prearranged appointment. If you have any symptoms of fever and/or a new and persistent cough on the day of your appointment and/or a loss of taste or smell, you should NOT attend for your appointment and make contact with the practice for alternative arrangements.

Please book a 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. Further information about self-isolation is available at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/.

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.

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.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

We have now commenced Covid-19 vaccinations at the practice and we will be inviting eligible patients to book at the practice or into external clinics. We would ask that you wait to be contacted by the practice.

Sick Notes

You DO NOT need a sick line from your GP if you are in self isolation due to your own symptoms or that of a household member. Therefore, to keep lines free for other medical issues, we ask that you don't phone the practice to requests a sick line. Self isolation notes can be obtained 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.

About Coronavirus

Further information about Coronovirus is available at www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus including an interactive tool and information about a helpline for asymptomatic individuals with general enquires: 0800 028 2816

There is a Q&A on coronavirus available via the World Health Organisation website at www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses.

For the latest advice and updates from the UK Government visit www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public and information from the Scottish Government is available at https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/.