Rosegrove Surgery

Rosegrove Surgery

225-227 Gannow Lane, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 6HY

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Telephone: 01282 731501

Fax: 01282 731503

Rosegrove.surgery@nhs.net

Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus

 

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

 

What’s the risk of coronavirus in the UK?

 

The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate.

Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.

 

How coronavirus is spread

Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

 

Do I need to avoid public places?

Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places.  You only need to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional.

 

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • 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 straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don’t

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

How to self-isolate if you’re asked to

If there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, you may be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate).

This means you should:

  • stay at home
  • not go to work, school or public places
  • not use public transport or taxis
  • ask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for you
  • try to avoid visitors to your home – it’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food

 

You may need to do this for up to 14 days to help reduce the possible spread of infection.

 

Treatment for coronavirus

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.

Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.

Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.

You’ll need to stay in isolation away from other people until you’ve recovered.

 

Useful links for further advice

 

If you have any medical issues and what more information on how the coronavirus could affect you use these useful links for more information.

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Advice for people travelling abroad

If you’re planning to travel abroad and are concerned about coronavirus, check the country by country travel advice on GOV.UK.

 

Advice for people returning to the UK and travellers to the UK

You may need to get medical advice if you’ve recently travelled to the UK from somewhere with a higher risk of coronavirus.

These places are:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Italy – only northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Tenerife – only the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

 

If you’ve been to one of these places in the last 14 days, find out what to do using the NHS 111 online coronavirus service.

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

 

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