There is a great deal of information available about the coronavirus. It can be difficult to find specific, accurate and reliable information. Here we hope to provide concise information which is relevant to Coed y Glyn patients. For full, up to date guidance, click here to access the government pages.
You need to arrange a COVID test if you have the following symptoms
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (if you have a thermometer, that your temperature is above 37.8°C)
- 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)
- a loss or change of your sense of taste or smell
The best way to arrange a test is on the NHS website. Alternativey call NHS 111.
Do not come to the surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
There is no need for you to contact the surgery.
If your symptoms are serious, you can’t cope, or your illness lasts more than 7 days, you should access the coronavirus service here. If you can’t go on-line, contact NHS 111.
If you are seriously unwell, call 999.
How long to stay at home?
- you need to stay at home and avoid contact with others until you get a test
- if you get a positive test, you’ll need to stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to stay at home until they get a test. If they get a positive test you’ll need to stay home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms.
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.
It is essential that you frequently wash your hands. Do so for 20 second with soap.
Cough into a tissue, bin it, then wash your hands