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12 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

What to do if you think you might have coronavirus

If you think you might have coronavirus or you have been in close contact with someone who has it:

  • stay at home and avoid close contact with other people
  • do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next

The 111 coronavirus service will tell you if you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.

To help keep our patients and colleagues safe, we have changed the rules for visitors at our community hospitals. All visiting is suspended except in exceptional circumstances. Read more about this update.

Information about our services

As we are sure you will understand, we are trying our best to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This means that some of our services may be affected.

Please see our service pages to see if the service you would like to access has any operational changes. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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