Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please do not attend your appointment if you have any symptoms of coronavirus

Although there is no longer a legal requirement for people to isolate if they have COVID-19, we would still encourage you to stay at home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible.

If you have a face-to-face appointment with any of our services, please let us know and we will rearrange your appointment unless it is very urgent.

Symptoms

Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.
These include:
  • a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature 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
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • an aching body
  • a headache
  • a sore throat
  • a blocked or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick or being sick

Precautions when attending an appointment

Before and/or when attending an appointment you will be asked a number of screening questions about COVID-19. Please take the time to answer these carefully,

Whilst the wearing of masks or face coverings is not mandatory in most places, the national guidance for the NHS is that staff and patients should continue to wear masks in clinical settings. We would appreciate your co-operation with this policy and for you to wear a mask whenever you attend an appointment unless you are exempt / unable to.