COVID 19 - Additional Info, Guidance and Resources for our Patients

The Government and Public Health England have issued guidance on groups who are either deemed higher risk to others or those that are at increased risk of complications if they contract coronavirus. They fall into the following three groups: 1. Self-isolation (for symptomatic patients or household contacts of symptomatic patients).   Further information is on the government website.   - click link for more information                                                                                                                                      

 2. Stringent social distancing (vulnerable)The rules regarding social distancing are detailed on the government website. - click link for more information 

 For individuals who fall into this group and may not be able to work or require adaptations due to the nature of their role, it is the duty of their employer to make adaptations where possible. Further information for employers is detailed on the ACAS website. We have also attached a template letter  for our patients to download if required - See link below

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3. Shielding (extremely clinically vulnerable or highest clinical risk. Strict shielding advice detailed on their website here     - click link for more information

For vulnerable and socially isolated individual who requires further support in the community you can now self refer to the NHS volunteer programme by calling - 0808 196 3646. 

Published: May 5, 2020