“Please do not come to the surgery if you have any symptoms of coronavirus. These include a high temperature or a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
“If you have these symptoms, please book a free test by visiting the government website or calling 119 and self-isolate with members of your household until you get the results.
“If you test positive you must self-isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms started and those you live with must self-isolate for 14 days, but they don’t need to get tested unless they develop symptoms too.
“If other members of your household develop symptoms too, they should get tested and if the result is positive they must self-isolate for 10 days from when their symptoms started, which might mean they self-isolate for longer than 14 days overall.”
Symptoms of COVID 19- The common symptoms of COVID 19 are a persistent new cough and/or temperature, and/or a change or loss of sense of smell or taste. Some people develop shortness of breath or a sore throat. Please contact 111online if you have COVID 19
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and where to get medical advice if you think you have them.
Check if you have coronavirus symptoms
Advice about not leaving your home (self-isolation) and looking after yourself if you or someone you live with has symptoms.
What to do if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
People at higher risk from coronavirus
Advice about symptoms of coronavirus in children, including when to get medical help if your child seems unwell.
Coronavirus in children
Advice about staying at home to avoid getting coronavirus, including when you can leave your home and how to get medical help.
Staying at home to avoid getting coronavirus
Find out what you can do to help the NHS respond to the spread of coronavirus.
Help the NHS respond to coronavirus
Links to government advice, information for health professionals and advice for other parts of the UK.
Links to more information about coronavirus
For further information go to nhs.uk/coronavirus or gov.uk/coronavirus
On behalf of us all at St Thomas Medical Group we would like to acknowledge your patience and understanding during these challenging times.
Our team are carrying on our service but as per government guidelines trying whenever possible to communicate with you over the phone rather than face to face for everybody’s safety.
We are also highlighting our Online Consultation service so patients can contact us through a form on our website and we will reply within 72 hours.
Thank you again for your cooperation and understanding. Keep washing hands, keep wearing masks and most of all keep smiling!
With best wishes all of us from St Thomas Medical Group