The Practice will use this page to provide patients with information and guidance about the coronavirus pandemic and how this may affect our services. Please keep checking this page for more information and guidance.
Please follow these links for the latest NHS and Government advice: –
Our aim is to continue to provide our patients with primary medical care whilst maintaining the safety of our patients and our practice team.
All these measures will help stop Covid from spreading. We can all do our bit to help protect our families and communities. Keep up to date with the latest guidance: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The Government have now issued guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested – please click on the link below: –
Your Covid Recovery is a new NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of COVID-19 and support them to manage their recovery. It includes information from rehabilitation experts about how to manage ongoing symptoms and health needs at home, and signposts to sources of support. Click here to be taken to the Your Covid Recovery website.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR ALL
It’s important that we look after our mental wellbeing during this time – for tips and advice visit www.everymindmatters.co.uk
If you are worried about your own mental health and wellbeing call First Response, a free 24/7 helpline offering immediate support, on 0808 196 3494.
11 to 25 year olds in Norfolk and Waveney can get support and online counselling via www.Kooth.com. The service provides support or advice on any topic, including managing your feelings during the pandemic.
It’s natural to feel worried, stressed & overwhelmed as we face the challenges presented by the Coronavirus. The NHS Wellbeing Service can help. Support is currently being offered by telephone, video call, instant messaging & webinar. To find out more visit www.wellbeingnands.co.uk or call 0300 123 1503.
Please do share the above resources with anyone you feel may benefit.
SHIELDING GUIDANCE – UPDATED AND SUPPORT The Government has updated the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid 19 and have been previously advised to shield.
For more information on self isolation please refer to the guidance here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/
This link will also have information on how you can download a self isolation note for your employer. Our GPs will not be issuing fit to work notes for patients who are self isolating. https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
SOCIAL DISTANCING – STAY ALERT AND STAY SAFE
The UK Government have previously issued advice on social distancing. If you are concerned about this and how this might affect you and what action to take, please refer to the guidance: –
Whilst we continue to limit the number of patients in our waiting area, we have returned to face to face appointments and have maintained an element of distance between seats in the waiting area. We also operate a buzz system where patients can wait in their cars and have a buzzer which will contact them when their clinician is ready to see them. If you are concerned about waiting in the waiting area, please ask the reception team about your options.
For the safety of our Team and our patients, we request that all patients and visitors continue to wear face coverings when attending the Practice.