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Covid 19

Covid 19

(updated 12.03.2021)

New information is becoming available every day about Covid-19. For the most up to date information please check NHS Inform.

What are the most common symptoms of Covid-19?

  • a cough (coughing for more than 1 hour, or 3 bouts of coughing in 24 hours)
  • a change in your sense of taste or smell
  • a new fever or temperature

Other symptoms include muscle aches, headache, fatigue (exhaustion), diarrhoea and vomiting, breathlessness, sore throat, runny nose and a rash.

What do I do if I think I have symptoms of Covid-19?

If you think you have symptoms of Covid-19 infection it is vital that you and your household isolate immediately and that you book a test online at NHS Inform.

If you have a temperature or fever and think that this is being caused by something else such as a urinary tract infection it is still essential that you isolate and book a test.

How do I get advice about my Covid-19 symptoms?

If you require advice about mild symptoms please look at the NHS Inform website.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 and require more help than is available online, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY. You should phone 111 and a health professional will assess you over the phone. If necessary, they can arrange for you to be seen face to face at the Linwood Covid Assessment Centre (CAC). Click here for more information about the Linwood Covid Assessment Centre.

Covid-19 vaccinations 

Click here for more information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Covid passports

You can get a copy of your vaccination status online or by calling the Covid-19 status helpline (0808 196 8565). Please do not contact the surgery with any Covid passport queries as we have no involvement in this.

Long Covid

Most people recover quickly from Covid-19 but some people may have symptoms lasting weeks or even months. This has become known as “Long Covid”.

There is useful information available online about what to expect, how to manage Long Covid symptoms and when to seek help:

  • NHS Inform
  • Your Covid recovery – really useful website with information to help you understand why you feel the way you do and what you might expect as part of your recovery from Covid.

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