Victoria Road Surgery

50 Victoria Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1XE | Tel: 01903 230656 | It's Thursday 9:44 AMOpen

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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.

Everyone MUST stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

This applies to people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or health conditions.

You can only leave your home:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as walk, run or cycle, alone or with the other people you live with
  • for any medical need – to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

If you need to go outside, please practice social distancing and stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people

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)

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

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

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.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

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

Patients considered to be at the highest risk of severe illness that would require hospitalisation from coronavirus will receive a text or letter by 29th March asking them to stay at home at all times and to avoid any face-to-face contact for at least twelve weeks.

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/

Register for support with 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.  

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

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday
    8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Wednesday
    8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Thursday
    8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Friday
    8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED