Coronavirus: latest information and advice

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Coronavirus: latest information and advice

For the latest national coronavirus advice, including information on symptoms, when people should stay at home and how to arrange testing, please go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus. This website also tells you how to download the NHS COVID-19 app.

  • For the latest guidance and support information about Coronavirus from Public Health England, go to gov.uk/coronavirus
  • NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
  • GP practices are open and providing advice and care to patients. But, due to the pandemic, the way you access services may be different at the moment – find out how by clicking here.
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has information about changes to services at its hospitals (including Stoke Mandeville, Wycombe and Amersham) during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • You can find local information and advice on council services (including schools, social care, transport), and plans for managing any local outbreaks on the Buckinghamshire Council website.
  • Advice for people at higher risk of coronavirus is available here.
  • Guidance is also available on face masks and coverings

 

 What to do if you think you have coronavirus

Do NOT leave your home if you think you have coronavirus

You do not need to contact your GP if you think you have coronavirus. 

  • You can click here to book a test, or arrange one by calling 119. Please only book a test if you have coronavirus symptoms: a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
  • You can also use the online 111 coronavirus service to get advice and find out what to do. Please only call 111 if you cannot get help online, or cannot handle your symptoms at home.

 

Babies and children

  • 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.
  • This useful guide can also help you decide which services to use and when if your child should become ill or injured.