The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public. You are advised to self-isolate immediately if:
- you have any symptoms of coronavirus (including a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- you've tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus
- you live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive
- someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
- you're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app
- you arrive in the UK from a country with a high coronavirus risk – see GOV.UK: how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice. If you need to contact a GP, do not go into the practice in person. You can contact your GP practice who will be able to provide advice. A phone or video call with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional may be booked for you. You'll only be asked to visit the surgery if absolutely necessary.
If you have symptoms you need to contact NHS 111 who have an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help, provide advice or assist with booking a test. If you have a test and the result is positive you may be requested to provide information on who you have recently been in contact with in order for track and trace to take place.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.