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VIRUS PANDEMIC - medical help and advice

March 15, 2020 5:00 PM
Originally published by East Suffolk Liberal Democrats

UK Government coronavirus posterWhilst the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Suffolk is currently small, the situation is rapidly evolving and changing by the day.

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are prepared to deal with new infectious diseases and the NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public. In Suffolk a number of GP surgeries are now closed and are operating a triage service where the GP will call patients back.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus

  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus - see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk

  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

For region specific information and advice in:

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

PLEASE DO NOT STOCKPILE GOODS IN SHORT SUPPLY - PEOPLE AT GREATER RISK MAY GO WITHOUT

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