Victoria Road Surgery

50 Victoria Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1XE | Tel: 01903 230656

Durrington Health Centre, Durrington Lane, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 2RX | Tel: 01903 230656

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NHS

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronovirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness that can affect your lungs and airways. there is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus. Antibiotics do not work against viruses.

Latest information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms

Continue to stay at home and do not go to the GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital,  if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONTACT NHS111 to tell them you are staying at home

If you develop symptoms you can book a test at   https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-for-coronavirus/    or call 119.

Register for help from Adur & Worthing Council

There is an online form to enable people to get in touch with the Council for help and support. This will prioritise those who might not be in a position to ask for help or have any friends, neighbours and families. They support will include help with food, guidance with money (including welfare benefit claims), having someone to talk to, mental health support, safety advice, for example avoiding ‘scams’, and support with accessing digital services.  If you are having difficulty completing the form, please ring 01903 221222 open 8am – 8pm.

Register to volunteer with Adur & Worthing Council

Volunteers are needed to help with relief efforts. Tasks will be suited to people’s skills and what they are able to do. Volunteer here

Isolation Note

People unable to work because of coronovirus, either because they have symptoms or live with someone who has symptoms, can self-certify for the first seven days. After this time you can use an isolation note to provide evidence of the need to self-isolate. This can be issued without seeing a GP.

You can access the isolation note website here  https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

For more information see https://www.gov.uk/government/news/online-isolation-notes-launched-providing-proof-of-coronavirus-absence-from-work

How to avoid catching and spreading coronovirus 

Everyone MUST stay at home to stop COVID-19 spreading.

Like the common cold, the COVID-19 infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with COVID-19 Via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

Who is at high risk?

You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:

  • have had an organ transplant
  • are having certain types of cancer treatment
  • have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
  • have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
  • have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
  • are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
  • are pregnant and have a serious heart condition

People who are shielding remain vulnerable and should continue to take precautions but can now leave their home if they wish, as long as they are able to maintain strict social distancing. If you choose to spend time outdoors, this can be with members of your own household. If you live alone, you can spend time outdoors with one person from another household. Ideally, this should be the same person each time. If you do go out, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others by keeping 2 metres apart. This guidance will be kept under regular review.

For Guidance on shielding vulnerable high risk patients including how to get access to food and medicines see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

Pregnancy Advice

Pregnancy advice available from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

Health at home

Webpage that gives you an overview of NHS services that are available, such as how to order repeat prescriptions online and get them delivered.

Public Health England

Guidance on looking after mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employment and Financial Support

The Government has provided advice on employment and financial support: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Well-being and Support

Domestic Violence and Abuse Support   https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk    0800 2000 247   Rights, options and support

Local domestic abuse service for West Sussex 0330 222 8181

 

MIND     https://www.mind.org.uk/    Mental Health Support

Samaritans   https://www.samaritans.org/   Resources and help for all ages

 

 

 

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