The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. 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 as normal.

Stay at Home if you Have Coronavirus Symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back 
  • A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

Read the NHS advice about staying home, including how long to isolate for.

Use the NHS 111 Online Coronavirus Service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home 
  • Your condition gets worse 
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days 

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Advice in other parts of the UK

For region specific information and advice in:

  • We aim to be able to offer appointments remotely – this may be over the phone, on-line consultation/symptom assessment, or video consultations. 
  • All face-to-face appointments will be triaged first to make sure the patient does not present at the surgery with a fever or new continuous cough