Covid-19 Support Room
If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice.
Well-being while staying at home
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.
If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.
To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, try the NHS Home workout videos.
Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions
Advice for Vulnerable Patients
Can I Get a Shielding Note
Current Government guidance does not advise those who are part of the clinically extremely vulnerable group to shield. The government has advised that this group should work from home where possible but if not can go to work, following advice on social distancing.
As a result, you will not be able to get a shielding note from your GP and you will not be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) or Employment Support Allowance (ESA) based solely on being more vulnerable to adverse effects of COVID-19.
If this changes, a letter will be sent out to those who are categorised as clinically extremely vulnerable and this letter will act as sufficient evidence for SSP or ESA. Visit the following links for more information: