Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
Coleridge Medical Centre, Canaan Way, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1EQTel: 01404 814447
When we are closed please dial 111 for advice from NHS 111 Service. This service is for urgent problems that cannot wait until we reopen. In a genuine emergency you should dial 999. Otherwise please do not go to A&E or dial 999 if your problem can wait until we reopen. If you are not sure please dial 111.
eConsult offers an alternative way to self-help and contact us 24/7. We will respond during the working day.
Many minor ailments are self limiting (which means they get better over time with rest and plenty of fluids) and can be treated for and/or symptoms alleviated with over the counter medicines eg diahorrea, vomitting, aches, pains, cough, cold, sore throat, headache, hay fever, allergies, constipation and haemorrhoids, warts, verrucas, athlete's foot, mouth ulcers, head lice, conjuncitivitis, earache, thrush, cystitis, nappy rash, head lice, threadworms, indigestion, heart burn, minor skin irritations, insect bites, cold sores. Your local pharmacist can give you information and advice.
If you take regular medication please always ensure that you have enough to cover the weekend and bank holidays. Repeat prescription orders can take 48 hours (2 working days) for us to process before we send a request to the pharmacy. Please plan ahead.
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