- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a 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)
- a 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 any of the above symptoms and you need medical help for any reason, do not come to the surgery, or go to the pharmacy or hospital. Instead self-isolated for 10 days and use the 111 coronavirus service to book a test promptly.
- for health information and advice, use the NHS website or using the information pages below
- if you find you are struggling to manage at home, please use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you're unable to get help online
- for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance
- For all other queries please contact us via our online consultations
Please note that the twice weekly rapid testing
announced on the 5th April can be obtained from your local pharmacy or a number of local business. The precise details are yet to be announced but to find out more visit the gov website.