If you are concerned that you or your family may have been exposed to coronavirus, please follow the advice on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
At present, the advice is to stay at home in isolation for 10 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- Loss of sense of smell ot taste
If you live with someone who has symptoms, you should stay at home for 14 days from the first day the person experienced the symptoms.
Do not go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospitals. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. Use the NHS online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot hope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after seven days
This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.
You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If you arrive at the surgery with these symptoms wanting advice you will be told to return home and dial 111. Do not contact your GP for sick note during isolation a service for this is now available.
The best way to contact the surgery for advice on other matter is via our eConsult platform. Use the blue pop up box below.
Dorset CCG are rolling out their 7 day access scheme with appointments from 8AM to 8PM based at Weymouth Hospital. “We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, which may be at a different site, please ask your surgery”
Not sure if your problem is best seen at the surgery, pharmacy, ambulance or A&E?
For adults NHS Inform will help you:
Out of hours call NHS 111 for excellent source of advice.
Mental Health Concerns
For mental health concerns we are more than happy to see you, but for talking therapies, counselling or support you can refer yourself directly to Steps to Wellbeing. You can learn more about the skills of individual members of our team. A substantial variety of self help documentation is available on our medical advice pages.
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