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Coronavirus: Accessing Primary Care


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Service changes, support and guidance

NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Tameside Council are working closely with GPs and partners to support the local community with a wide-ranging response to the coronavirus pandemic. 
 
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Health at Home
 

NHS primary health care and urgent care services are still ‘open for business’ during the coronavirus pandemic even if it’s not related to COVID-19.  You can still safely access the health care you need during the this time. Do not delay advice or treatment if you need it.
 

Urgent message

The NHS is under tremendous pressure, but together we can beat coronavirus. Please follow all government announcements on self-isolation and social distancing found here

  • Stay at home
  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Protect yourselves and others.

Self-isolation

We want our residents to work with us and play their part in keeping our much needed NHS staff safe and well during this pandemic by following the self-isolation and social distancing guidelines.
 
Where possible to access services online and to not visit their GP, pharmacist or hospital if they have either of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • Anosmia - the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell. It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.