Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
* a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
* a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
As from Monday 16 March Stillmoor House Medical Practice and Carnewater practice adopted a total triage service.
When you contact the surgery for an appointment you will be offered a telephone call back from a doctor in the first instance.
Their reception team has been instructed by the GPs to ask all patients specific questions relating to your current state of health.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
* you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
* your condition gets worse
* your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online
It is anticipated that contacting 111 and 999 will be increasingly difficult. In an emergency always call 999.
The Police /Neighbourhood watch have recommended signing up for virtual doctor consultations via the ‘LIVI ‘app, or other virtual doctor app.