PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN COMING IN TO THE SURGERY, IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DO SO.
COAGH MEDICAL CENTRE CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 ADVICE FOR PATIENTS.
COVID-19 is a viral infection which originated in mainland China but has now spread to many countries including the United Kingdom and Ireland. The majority of people suffer a mild illness.
The aim is to try and reduce the rate of spread to make it easier for services to cope with people who do become more severely affected.
The most important thing anyone can do to prevent ANY viral infection, is to practice careful PERSONAL AND SOCIAL hygiene measures.
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. This is particularly important after coughing or sneezing, after being away from home and after using public transport. Wash your hands as soon as you arrive at your destination. Use alcohol based hand gel if no soap and water is available.
Clean door handles and other hard surfaces in your home frequently. Clean hard surfaces in your car frequently.
If you do cough or sneeze, do so into a tissue or into your elbow or arm. Bin tissues immediately, and wash your hands immediately.
Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.
Drink fluids regularly but not excessively. Try to eat healthily.
If you have not been advised to self-isolate, then its important to get fresh air and exercise.
Avoid going out to crowded places and try to keep at least two metres distance from others.
If you have been advised to self-isolate get fresh air by opening your windows and try to move about in your confined area as much as is possible.
Always wash your hands before coming to the surgery, when you arrive and as soon as you get home.
PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING IF YOU CAN.
DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT.
USE ONLINE AND TELEPHONE PRESCRIPTION LINES TO ORDER MEDICATION.
PLEASE ACCESS THE MOST RECENT ADVICE ON THE NORTHERN IRELAND PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY WEBSITE. CONTACT NHS111 for general advice and if you have symptoms.
ONLY CONTACT THE SURGERY IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES IF YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED BY NHS 111 TO DO SO.
IF YOU HAVE ANY GENERAL HEALTH CONCERNS please telephone us as usual.
IF YOU ARE FEELING VERY UNWELL PLEASE INFORM THE RECEPTIONIST AT THE START OF YOUr CONVERSATION.