Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
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Please be aware that our telephones will be active from 08:00 Monday to Friday.
For urgent advice and treatment when the surgery is closed, phone the surgery on the usual number and an answer phone message will advise you of an alternative number to dial.
A receptionist in the emergency call centre will answer your call and either:
To ensure that your records are complete, details of out of hours consultations are passed to the practice and are retained in our own medical records system, as well as by the out of hours service.
The Walk In Centre has recently relocated to the Urgent Care Centre at York Hospital (located in the emergency department). There will be a single reception point where patients will be directed to the Urgent Care Centre or the emergency department depending on their needs. The Urgent Care Centre provides fast and convenient NHS treatment. You can see an experienced nurse for advice, assessment and treatment for minor ailments and injuries such as cuts, bruises, minor infections, strains, sprains and skin complaints. You do not need an appointment.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time – you don't need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. Call NHS 111 for details.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
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