Public Health experts have been giving out a lot of advice to try and stop the virus. We have collated the key for you on this page.


Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

The practice is unable to arrange tests for coronavirus. Tests are available online or by calling 119.

National lockdown rules apply in England. Stay at home. Find out what you can and cannot do.

Download the NHS COVID 19 app

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus (if you have symptoms)

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus (if you don't have symptoms)

  • Vaccination
    Find out about coronavirus vaccination, including who will get the vaccine first and information about vaccine safety.

  • Symptoms
    Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you or your child has them.

  • Testing and tracing
    Get a test to check if you have coronavirus, understand your test result and find out what to do if you're contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

  • People at higher risk
    Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.

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Advice accurate as of June 2021

How do I protect myself?




1. Wash hands for about 20 seconds with soap and hot water. If there is no soap use hand sanitiser.
2. Use tissue for coughs and sneezes, and put tissue in the bin.
3. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
5. Avoid close contact with unwell people.
4. Wear a mask at all times outside your home.

What are the symptoms?

Fever (>37.8) and Tiredness
Muscle Pain
Difficulty Breathing
If you or someone you live with, has a 'new, continuous' cough or a high temperature, you should all stay at home for 10 days.

What should I do if I feel unwell?

Tests are available online or by calling 119Go to a test centre or get the test delivered home to you.
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If your symptoms get worse or are no better after 7 days, then seek medical advice. 

This advice is from NHS England and up to date as of January 2021.

6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or face with unwashed hands.
Loss of smell or taste
You must stay at home for 10 days. Do not leave to see the GP. People living with you must isolate too.
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