Please see below for contact details and local updates during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In line with NHS guidance Barbara’s office is currently closed to the public. Barbara and her team are still working and you can contact us by filling in the online form here.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. The symptoms of the disease are a high temperature and a new, continuous cough. If you have any of these symptoms, please stay at home. Do not go to a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.
There is no need to ring NHS 111 if you are staying at home, you can access the online 111 service at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19. However, if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days then you can phone 111 for further advice.
The following information has been taken from the NHS website which will update their information daily:
Stay at Home, Save Lives
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.
You can only leave your home:
- to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
- to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
- for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
- to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary
How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)
There are other things that everyone can do to stop coronavirus spreading. It is particularly important for people who:
- are 70 or over
- have a long-term condition
- are pregnant
- have a weakened immune system
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people, if you need to go outsides
You should not:
- touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
If you have Coronavirus, how long should you stay at home
- If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you’ll need to stay at home for 7 days
- If you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms
- If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.