Coronavirus: Pulborough Medical Group to only offer telephone appointments

The Pulborough Medical Group has confirmed it will only offer telephone appointments amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 4:08 pm

In a statement texted to patients the surgery said: “Due to ongoing concerns with the Coronavirus, from today, Pulborough Medical Group will offer telephone appointments only.

“If you have an appointment already booked please DO NOT come into the practice.

“The GP/nurse will telephone you on the day to discuss your concerns. With thanks.”

Health news. SUS-150730-111610001

• Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is an illness which affects the lungs and airways. Symptoms are a high temperature and continuous cough.

• NHS advice is to regularly wash your hands, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell. • If you live alone, stay at home for seven days if you have either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough.

• If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill

• Call 111 if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your symptoms get worse.