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Coronavirus Protocol & Information For Patients.
Posted on 11 Feb 2020
Please do not book an appointment with your GP Practice if you have either visited or travelled through mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, or Thailand and have symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath within 2 weeks of returning.
In this scenario you are to stay home and call the NHS by dialling 111 instead.
Do not go to a GP surgery or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Tell 111 about any recent travel and any symptoms you have.
How to isolate yourself if you could have coronavirus
If there's a chance you could have coronavirus, you may be asked to isolate yourself.
This means that for 14 days after returning from China or other specified areas, you should:
- stay at home
- not go to work, school or public areas
- not use public transport or taxis
- ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you
- try to avoid visitors to your home – it's OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food
While the risk to people in the UK is low, these steps can help reduce the possible spread of infection.