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Coronavirus

The NHS in Sheffield and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely 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.

Latest Government advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible

  • work from home if you can

  • limit contact with other people

  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)

  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

For the latest travel advice and general information please visit the NHS website here.


Click here for coronavirus easy reads and video resources

 

Coronavirus support for clinically extremely vulnerable person

The following link is for patients who should be shielded because they have a medical condition which makes them extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19) but didn’t get the Government letter.

You can register online or someone can on your behalf if they have your NHS number.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Click here for sources of information for people who are shielding.

The NHS is open for business

If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for you.

Practices are open and available for patients who need care.

If you need medical help from your GP practice, contact them either online or by phone to be assessed. Please don’t turn up at a GP surgery without an appointment.

If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get help online, call 111 and they’ll direct you to the best place. A&E and the walk in centre are open for urgent and emergency health needs.

If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999. If you are told to go to the hospital, you must go to the hospital.

See Sheffield Urgent Care website which includes information about the services available and when to use them, as well as information on waiting times for each of the urgent and emergency services in Sheffield. You can view the website by visiting: https://sheffieldurgentcare.co.uk.

Please click here for more information on accessing GP services.

How is coronavirus spread?

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Everyone is being reminded to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

For further information you can also visit  www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Covid-19 swabbing service for key workers and members of their household

If you or a member of your household work in health, social care or the voluntary sector in Sheffield and you have symptoms of Covid-19 you can be tested locally.

Find out more and self refer here

 

 

 

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

Headquarters
722 Prince of Wales Road
Sheffield
S9 4EU