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Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible

  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household

  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person

  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

There is separate advice about:

Symptoms and what to do

Do not leave your home 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)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Read general information such as:

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.

 

How long to stay at home if you have symptoms

Anyone with symptoms should stay at home for at least 7 days.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.

After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days.

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

PLEASE NOTE COMMUNICATION FROM MEDICINE MANAGEMENT TEAM AT WIGAN BOROUGH CCG 

 

Current repeat prescription quantities and duration must remain the same, this will ensure that community pharmacy can continue to manage stock levels in an already challenging environment.

NHS Health

Checks

WBCCG is committed to reducing ill health and preventable disease and is working with GP practices in the borough to identify and, where necessary, treat people who are at an increased risk of developing CHD, DM, stroke.

 

If you would like to have a health check then please contact the surgery to arrange a blood test and then one week later an appointment with the nurse to discuss you blood tests results and a health assessment.

For further information click here

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Wigan Borough Federated Healthcare

The Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination is the safest and most effective way to protect you and your family against these diseases.  Full protection requires two doses.

For anyone not fully immunised, a catch-up vaccination is available.

Contact the surgery for more information or make an appointment with the nurse.

Delivering high quality, safe and effective services for local people from local General Practices.

For further information regarding the Federation click here