Coronavirus: latest information and advice York North Yorkshire Private GP Service

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Coronavirus: latest information and advice

Coronavirus Updates

Please find information and links below regarding the “Coronavirus” incident in York.

The situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to change and the information on these pages will be updated regularly.

If you are displaying cold or flu like symptoms, do not visit the clinic, contact the clinic either via telephone: 01904 631815 or via email enquiries@stonegatemedical.co.uk

The clinic is now offering video consultations in addition to its regular appointments.

We recommend referring to NHS & Government sites only for information regarding the coronavirus Covid-19

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

The safety of our patients and staff are critical and as a result we have in place protocols on how we are screening and working with patients to ensure appropriate handling of the recent incident.

In some instances we may ask that you have a telephone or video consultation with one of our doctors before inviting you in a for a face to face consultation. This is purely as a precaution to protect you and the general public’s wellbeing.

We ask that you respect our protocols and advice given in the interests of public health.

Due to the time of year when common colds, flu and viruses are rife, we would always recommend seeking advice from a medical professional to ensure you are being appropriately treated.

If you would like advice from our clinic, please feel free to contact the clinic via telephone or email in the first instance with a summary of your symptoms along with contact details and we will be in touch to discuss the next appropriate steps. 

 

Symptoms of coronavirus

Symptoms usually include:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • difficulty breathing

How is coronavirus spread between people?

Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person, but similar viruses spread by cough droplets.

Treatment for coronavirus

There is no specific treatment for coronavirus. Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms.

Please follow this advice even if your symptoms are minor.

Government Information Video:

The Government have published (3 March 2020) a guide to what you can expect across the UK – which includes the following advice:

York University has also issued information through the following link:

https://www.york.ac.uk/alert/

If you suspect you have possible “coronavirus” symptoms, do not visit A&E, do not visit a GP practice and contact NHS Direct on: 111 

*Information has been sourced from NHS & Gov.uk sources