The latest information on symptoms of the coronavirus infection can be found on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
Everyone is being reminded to follow the public health advice on the NHS website to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus.
Further information is available on nhs.uk
Advice for Parents, Guardians or Carers:
COVID-19 Advice for Parents
Parent Guide - COVID-19
If you are looking after someone with COVID-19 symptoms please watch this helpful video:- Caring for people with COVID-19 video
Help for vulnerable residents:
Hull City Council has launched a Hull Helpline (01482 300307) to support vulnerable residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The helpline has been set up for those who may have no other means of support and who may need help to access essential items and services including food, health and wellbeing and financial advice.
It is available seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Residents should register their need for support through an online form which is now live on the council’s website hull.gov.uk or by calling the Hull Helpline number on 01482 300307. Please share details with anyone who would benefit from the support available.
Read the full details on HullCCNews. #StayHomeSaveLives #HullTogether
Advice for Smokers:
Smokers who get the COVID-19 infection are 14 times more likely to have a severe infection. If you or someone you know smokes and wants to stop, the specialist stop smoking service is the best way of doing this and you can refer yourself by calling 01482 977617 or visiting www.hullstopsmoking.org.uk
Our phone lines are very busy at the present time. We are trying to answer all calls as quickly as possible so please be patient. Before you call please see what advice is available from other sources and only call us if you need to speak to your surgery.
Please do not visit the surgery unless you have been asked to do so. If you require an appointment please telephone 01482 336810. Initially, you may be offered a telephone appointment. You will then receive a phone call from a clinician who will decide whether it is safe to manage your symptoms over the phone or whether it would be better to see you face to face. If they decide that a face to face appointment is necessary then you will be granted one later the same day.
We are now able to offer video consultations. To allow us to offer you a video consultation please ensure that you have Google Chrome downloaded on your smartphone and that the camera and microphone settings for Google Chrome are enabled.
St Andrews now offers online consultations; please click the following link to create an account.
You can order your repeat prescriptions on-line by downloading the NHS app to your smartphone, tablet or desktop. Click on the following link for more information NHS app
Prescriptions can still ordered from your pharmacy until the 1st September 2020 due to the current COVID-19 outbreak
Fit Notes (Sick Notes):
We do not issue Fit Notes for periods of self-isolation for Coronavirus symptoms. You can download your own Isolation Note by going to NHS111 Isolation Note
We regret to inform you that due to the number of Administrative and Clinical staff that have been required to self-isolate we have had to close this surgery until further notice from 6:30pm on Monday 23rd March 2020.
All our services will continue to be available at our surgery at the Elliott Chappell Health Centre on Hessle Road.
We very much regret any inconvenience caused by these arrangements and look forward to serving you at Newington when the situation returns to normal.
There is no change to the current arrangements for prescriptions. Please either:-
1) Contact your nominated pharmacy to order your prescriptions
2) Order your prescriptions on-line using the NHS App or via our website at standrews.surgery-hull
3) If you are over 65 or housebound you can ring the surgery on our usual numbers between 2:00pm and 4:00pm
We would prefer all prescriptions to be collected from or delivered by your nominated pharmacy. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy, then please speak to one of our Receptionists who can make the necessary arrangements. Alternatively, speak to the pharmacy you usually use.
Please keep yourself up to date with latest information on COVID-19 and how to keep yourself safe by visiting www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/