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Covid-19 Information2023-10-18T15:38:01+00:00

COVID 19 Information

Communitas Clinics has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) from the national NHS web site:   The Government also publishes regular updates and additional detail here.

We must all follow ‘Hands Face Space’

  • Wash hands: keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover facewear: a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space: stay at least 2 metres apart – or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • 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)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.

Please click here for information.

When and how to self-isolate

Self-isolation is when you do not leave your home because you have or might have coronavirus (COVID-19). This helps stop the virus spreading to other people.

It’s a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive or are told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

Self-isolate immediately if:

If you think you’ve been in contact with someone who has coronavirus, but you do not have symptoms and have not been told to self-isolate, continue to follow  social distancing advice.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms.

COVID vaccination

Having a COVID19 vaccine is the best way to protect the most vulnerable from Corona Virus and the biggest breakthrough since the pandemnic began.

The average age of people in intensive care is 60, but people much younger have been seriously ill and died too, with thousands more still suffering the effects of Long Covid after what might have been a mild initial case. If we’ve learned anything from this last year, it’s that nobody is really safe. Anyone can get Covid-19, including young people, and anyone can spread it. Getting vaccinated is one of the best things you can do to protect yourself and others around you from the virus, vaccines reduce infections, hospitalisations and deaths from Covid-19

Don’t delay in getting your vaccine when it is offered to you, it’s the best way to keep your family and friends safe.

For more information or to book your COVID vaccine visit COVD vaccine information

Required COVID measures for attending appointment within our services:

  • You will be asked a number of COVID screening questions before booking your appointment and again on the day – this is to ensure that you do not attend our clinics if you have symptoms of COVID 19 or national guidance indicates you should be self-isolating
  • We will ask you to inform us if there has been any change to your screening answers in the time between booking and attending your appointment
  • Approach the practice no more than 5 minutes before your appointment time if you do arrive early  do not enter the practice  and ensure that you wait away from the building so that you do not put others at risk
  • You will be required to attend your appointment alone, or if essential to only bring one relative or carer. This is to ensure social distancing within our clinics
  • Attend wearing a face mask or covering to your appointment (we will provide if one is not worn)
  • Please also be advised that our HCA will take your temperature before you enter the building