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CORONAVIRUS ADVICE

To ensure you see the most up-to-date information, please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS?

Do NOT attend your GP practice, hospital or pharmacy. Self-isolate at home immediately and remain isolated for 7 days only if you have any of the below symptoms:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough

If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave the house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them that you're staying at home. Please find official NHS guidance on self-isolation and staying at home HERE.

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

ONLY CALL 111 IF YOU CANNOT GET HELP ONLINE.

Please expect a significant delay in answering times as a result of the volume of calls currently being received.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT CORONAVIRUS TESTING IS NOT NEEDED FOR MOST PEOPLE AND IS NOT AVAILABLE VIA THE PRACTICE.


How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often - do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissues or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't:

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

 

Carers’ Hub Lambeth

lambeth carers

Who is a carer?  

Anyone who cares unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, mental ill health or addiction cannot cope without their support.  

What do we offer?

We offer advice, information, emotional support, signposting, peer support groups and events. We have a specialist team for adult carers, older carers and young carers (anyone with a caring role who is under 18) and a specialist worker for carers of someone with a mental illness.

Who are our partners?

Carers Hub Lambeth is managed by Help for Carers and works in partnership with Lambeth Mencap, putting carers at the heart of everything we do. 

Carers Hub Lambeth is one of four local organisations who make up the Independent Living and Carers' Partnership in Lambeth. These organisations are Help for CarersLambeth Mencap, Age UK Lambeth and Disability Advice Service Lambeth.

Please click here for more info



 
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