CORONAVIRUS MESSAGE TO ALL PATIENTS OF BARLOW MEDICAL CENTRE

Dear Patient,

As you will be aware the Covid-19 pandemic has gained a significant foothold in our country. Health services, including  hospitals and GP practices, will be working tirelessly and well beyond their safe capacity levels to help the sickest and most vulnerable patients.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 (fever or new cough) then you have a responsibility to self isolate at home for 7 days. This includes children.

People with symptoms of Covid-19 do not need testing unless they are seriously ill and require hospital admission.

If you are concerned that you or your child may be seriously ill, or if you develop breathlessness, then please contact NHS111 online in the first instance. DO NOT ATTEND YOUR GP OR HOSPITAL A&E for the safety of our entire community, particularly the vulnerable and those at highest risk.

Further information here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation at this unprecedented time,

Barlow Medical Centre