The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Use this service if:
· you think you might have coronavirus
· in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
· you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
Do not attend the GP surgery if you have a cough, fever or shortness of breath, OR if you have travelled recently to the affected countries.
Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Call the practice or use ONLINE TRIAGE SERVICE instead.
Or if you need an advice on COVID-19 call 111.
For region specific information and advice in:
· England visit nhs.uk
Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.