NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

If you have symptoms and they are serious and you cannot manage at home please use the NHS 111 online service. Only telephone NHS 111 if you cannot get online.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

The latest information on symptoms of coronavirus infection can be found on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 31st October, Tameside and Glossop, as with the rest of England, will go into a national lock down at 00.01 on Thursday 5th November. Initial guidance on the restrictions we need to follow from Thursday can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november