Hands Face and Space toolkits
"Each and every one of us has a responsibility to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Wash hands, cover your face, make space."
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Anybody who is experiencing any symptoms of the virus should self-isolate straight away, then make an appointment to get a test by calling 119 or visiting gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
The symptoms to look out for are:
• A new, continuous cough
• A high temperature
• A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
Please be aware that you can’t get a COVID test at your local GP Practice as the testing is only done at specific national sites.
The CCG has provided some social messages to accompany the Public Health England resources which can be downloaded below. If you would like more information on the NHS Test and Trace service, please read the government advice here.
Covid-19 Advice for Parents and Carers
If you are concerned about your symptoms, or you feel you are unable to manage your symptoms at home, Use the 111 online coronavirus service. The 111 online coronavirus service will ask about your symptoms and tell you what to do.
Covid -19 advice for parents accessing Primary Care
We have developed a quick guide to help you respond to parent/carers of school aged children using guidance received by Public Health and Education.
Click here to see the guidance which was updated today on 17 September
Advice for parents on when children should have a Covid-19 test
Some parents are taking children for a Covid-19 test even if they don't have one of the virus symptoms, which are; a new continuous cough, fever/high temperature and loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has therefore issued the following advice:
"We believe that children with simple cold symptoms such as coryzal symptoms (runny noses) or sore throats without fever, who would normally have attended schools in other times, should not be tested for Covid-19."