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The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
  • New continuous cough and/or
  • High temperature
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste  

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness If you have coronavirus symptoms:
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home
  • Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home
  • Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
  • Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
  • If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
  • Visit NHS 111 Online for more information

Stay at Home
  • If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section below for more information)
  • If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
  • It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. (See ending isolation section below for more information
  • If you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
  • If you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
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Feb 2017
A positive week

Here at Wyvern Pharmacy we've had a very positive start to February! With the cold weather warming, dark mornings getting lighter and the rain holding off (for now) we're feeling pretty good! Our dispensing staff have been out and about meeting residents in assisted living accomdation in the area, finding out about how we can help with their health and letting them know what we can offer. Our "old fashioned" Opodeldoc & Glycerin went down very well, with many commenting that it reminded them of happy times with their mothers many years ago. I take it as a compliment when one lady (who's father was a pharmacist) said:

"Thank you for despatching the Opodeldoc & Glycerin to me so quickly and so well packaged. It was lovely to talk to you and brought back fond memories of my father in his white coat busy in the dispensary."

This week we have also helped a new customer with her inhalers that she had been getting muddled with, but wasn't noticed by her previous pharmacy. Helped change a customer's prescribed calcium tablets to some that she doesn't have to chew as she hadn't been taking them. Discussed with a local charity how we can help dementia sufferers with their medicines. Promoted our Repeat Prescription Service and our male & female health services. Treated a customer for a urine infection when she couldn't see her doctor.

A good week and hopefully they'll keep getting better! Why not join up and see how we can help with your prescription needs?

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