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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

All patients are advised to keep up to date with the current guidance from the government which is changing frequently.

Please follow the links below to access the most up to date guidance:

 

 HFS

       NHS coronavirus website:

 

            https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

       Guidance on social distancing:  

 

           https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing

 

       Coronavirus restrictions by local area:

 

           https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions?fbclid=IwAR3pFEjyDwiG7kJW9CqsSkrPiW0It90ihlL9QYS6WvTUewP3_N9K2VYf9QU

 

            

 

Who is at high risk?

 

You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:

 

    • have had an organ transplant
    • are having certain types of cancer treatment
    • have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
    • have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
    • have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
    • are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
    • are pregnant and have a serious heart condition

 

If you're at high risk, you will have been contacted by the NHS.

 

Patients with respiratory conditions including asthma and COPD  who have queries about coronavirus can access guidance from the British Lung Foundation. This guidance can be accessed here:

 

https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus/what-is-social-shielding

 

Patients with diabetes who need information about how they could be affected can access guidance from Diabetes UK by clicking the following link:

 

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus

 

Patients with diabetes who are unwell are advised to follow their sick day rules. If you are unsure what these are then please contact the Liverpool Diabetes Partnership

patient advice line Mon-Sun 8.00am-8.00pm: 0151-529-0283

 

Patients with rheumatology conditons are advised to follow the link below for further information and guidance:

 

https://www.versusarthritis.org/news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19-what-is-it-and-where-to-go-for-information/

 

Patients on immunosuppressive treatment for dermatology conditions can access further information via the British Association of Dermatologists:

 

https://www.skinhealthinfo.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-immunosuppressive-treatments/

 

 

Isolation notes

If you are required to stay at home because of coronavirus and require a note for your employer you can now obtain an isolation note from NHS111 by clicking the link below. 

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

Please note- you DO NOT need to contact the surgery in order to obtain a note for your employer. 

 

Worried about your mental health?

 

For guidance and help looking after your mental health during the coronvirus outbreak please access the following services:

 

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

 

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus

 

For urgent mental health support 24/7 patients (16+) can call 0151 296 7200

For children and young people contact the Alder Hey Mental Health Crisis Line 24 hours a day on 0151 293 3577. 

To access psychological treatment for common mental health problems  (16+) contact Talk Liverpool on 0151 228 2300 (8am - 8pm) or visit talkliverpool.nhs.uk

Patients can also access The Life Rooms for online wellbeing courses, advice with debt management, employment, benefits etc and social inclusion advice for isolated community groups. This service is available for patients 18+ via telephone 0151 478 6556 (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm) or online at liferooms.org

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus – Liverpool City Council Support

Are you unable to leave home due to coronavirus? Do you need help?

The Liverpool Good Neighbour scheme will match volunteers with people in need who don’t have anyone else nearby to help with day-to-day tasks.

The scheme is not designed to replace any social care or NHS services you may receive but it can give you additional support.

 

What tasks can I request help with?

You can ask for help with the tasks you cannot do because you cannot leave home, such as shopping or collecting prescriptions.  

Or you may like to ask to chat to a volunteer on the phone to break up your day and hear a friendly voice.

 

How do I request help?

You can request help by calling 0151 233 3066. Our lines are open from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.

Alternatively, you can make a request by using online form below.

 

Request help from the Liverpool Good Neighbour scheme

 

As another alternative you can also contact the surgery and ask to be referred to our link worker.

 

Coronavirus – volunteer to help

Are you free to volunteer to help someone else?

Are you a community group that already provides help in the community?

The Liverpool Volunteer Scheme has been set up to find volunteers, organisations and businesses that can help, as well as existing groups in the community who need extra volunteers.

 

Who can sign up? 

We want to hear from you if you can volunteer or if you represent a community group that needs extra volunteers in the coming weeks and months.

We particularly want to hear from community groups and volunteers who can offer help with:

    • tackling loneliness through phone or face-to-face contact, where appropriate
    • prescription collection for someone who finds themselves unable to leave the house
    • community support such as transporting items between foodbanks or helping in a kitchen

We would also like to hear from businesses and organisations that can act as a 'hub' to co-ordinate the work of groups at local level.

 

How to sign up

Find out more and tell us how you can help by calling 0151 233 3068. Our lines are open from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.

Alternatively, you can sign up by using the online form below.

 

Sign up to the Liverpool Volunteer scheme

 

 

 

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