Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Don't delay your treatment

We understand that you may be nervous about coming into our hospitals and community sites for treatment, but please be reassured that we are doing everything we can to protect you from Covid-19.

For more information, including a film with our Chief Nurse and a list of frequently asked questions, please visit our don't delay your treatment section.


Help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the community

Please follow the latest national guidelines to stay safe and to stop the spread of Covid-19 in the community. This means:

  • If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough, or a high temperature or a loss or change to your sense of smell, you are advised to stay at home for 10 days.
  • Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.
  • 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.
  • 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. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
  • If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. 
  • Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.
     

Stay at home advice can be found here.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
     

More information can be found on the NHS website.