Covid-19 Information

Coronavirus Information

Staying at home and shielding

Please check on http://www.gov.uk​ for updates.
The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a new, continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste

Having these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have the illness.  The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

The practice is required to take all appropriate measures to protect patients and ensure we can continue to deliver healthcare services to our patients safely.

The NHS 111 Corona advice service will ask you some questions in order to assess if you are likely to have Covid-19 and if you are likely to need medical help

If you have Covid-19 symptoms

Stay at home and self-medicate if needed with paracetamol. If you wish to get more information then you can go online to the NHS111 website which has useful information and links. You should isolate yourself at home for 10 days. If your symptoms worsen and you feel your breathing is deteriorating or if at the end of 10 days your symptoms have not abated then and only then should you contact NHS111. Initial contact should be online, where there are links to appropriate services. If you do not have access to the internet or do not find the information you need then use the NHS 111 phone line. Please contact the surgery using the other options given on this website if necessary, either by using the Engage Consult system for online consultation with a GP at the practice or call the surgery to arrange a telephone call. You can also download LIVI following instructions in our appointments information.

Please do not come into the practice without a prior consultation online or on the phone.

For further information please follow the links below:

General Information:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Patients at High risk:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-people-at-high-risk/

Isolation notes:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

Over 70’s Isolation pack

Advice for Parents

You can also call the Eastbourne Community Hub on 01323 679722 or click here for more assistance if you are self-isolating.

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