The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a pandemic, and the UK government has raised the risk to the UK from moderate to high. The situation is rapidly evolving and we will continue to be in touch as needed, even if this means messages are frequent.
The most important thing that has changed is that:
· Everyone who has:
- a high temperature OR
- a new continuous cough
must stay at home and self-isolate for fourteen days. It is no longer relevant whether you have travelled, or are aware of contact with someone who could have the virus. Do not visit your GP, hospital, pharmacy or other medical centre.
Vulnerable people (those with an underlying health conditions or those who are pregnant) are advised to self-isolate
· People with symptoms do not need to contact 111 to inform them.
· Those self-isolating with mild symptoms will not be tested.