General Practice at Fairhill Medical Practice during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Please be aware, our practice is open and providing services in a different way during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you or your child is unwell please contact us as usual by telephone, email or online booking. Please do not delay seeking advice if needed. Doctor and nursing appointments are available during our normal working hours. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am – 6:30pm.
Please do not come to the practice unless you have spoken to the practice and they have asked you to attend a booked face to face appointment.
Our GP’s are now conducting assessments over the telephone and if necessary by video link. When you call and speak to one of our receptionists you will be asked a number of questions so that your call can be directed appropriately.
Please contact NHS 111 on the telephone or online as usual outside of normal practice hours.
When to self-isolate
Self-isolate immediately if:
- you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- you’ve tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus
- you live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive
- someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
- you’re told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app
- you arrive in the UK from a country with a high coronavirus risk – see GOV.UK: how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK
What is a support bubble?
How to self-isolate
You must not leave your home if you’re self-isolating.
- do not go to work, school or public places – work from home if you can
- do not go on public transport or use taxis
- do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home
- do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care
- do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one