Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
For residents of Leicester, please visit Leicester City Council coronavirus latest news for information about the extended lockdown.Information is available in other languages in the leaflet below:
For residents of Leicestershire County Council within the lockdown area please visit Coronavirus latest news to keep up to date with the latest information
The NHS across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 10 days if you have either:
- a high temperature or
- a new continuous coug
- loss of sense or smell
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/.
Stay At Home advice can be found on
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice 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.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.
New government website for patients to use in finding out what help they can get if affected by coronavirus.
Service has information about:
- feeling unsafe
- going to work
- paying bills or being unemployed
- getting food
- having somewhere to live
- mental health and wellbeing
Service is available to all patients who are seeking advice and guidance on the topics listed above
With COVID-19 infections still high, it is vital that we try to reduce the spread of infections in people’s homes over Christmas. The Germ Defence website gives practical advice on how you can do this and now also has a new section about making plans for Christmas.
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