Reopening safely

Your local NHS is working hard to get services up and running again, however it’s important that this is done in a safely managed way. This means that priority will be given based on clinical urgency. If you were booked in for an operation, your local NHS will contact you in due course to explain the next steps, including any further delays you may experience. If, while waiting for your operation, you feel unwell please call your GP practice in the first instance or NHS 111.
Please find out how you can help us as we look to reopen our services, safely.

Due to current demand your NHS may have to change the date of your appointment at short notice, we’ll try to avoid this as much as possible.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital.

Coronavirus symptoms:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
    If you have symptoms of coronavirus do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital. You need to self-isolate at home and use the NHS 111 service. If your condition does not improve or you cannot cope with the illness please call NHS 111 or use the online NHS 111 coronavirus service.

For the latest NHS information visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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