Novel Coronavirus

What is a coronavirus?
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
Wuhan Novel Coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

If you have been to Wuhan, China, in the last 14 days and develop ANY of these symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Runny Nose
  • Fever

IF YOU DEVELOP SYMPTOMS WITHIN 14 DAYS OF LEAVING CHINA, CONTACT A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL FOR FREE ADVICE AND TREATMENT, BY CALLING NHS 111 OR YOUR GP, AND TELL THEM THAT YOU HAVE TRAVELLED TO WUHAN. Info

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Wombwell Medical Centre is open and if you need to see your GP/ANP/Nurse or Healthcare, please ring us on Tel: 01226 752470 or visit our website – to see our practice opening times. If you are waiting for a check-up, please be assured we will be in touch Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.
 
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