Coronavirus information 

The main symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature 

  • a new continous cough

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have any of the following symptoms you can obtain a PCR Test if you click here.  You also need to stay at home and isolate until you recieve your result.  For further information on the current UK guidelines around isolation please click here 

Please do not attend the surgery with any Coronavirus Symptoms.

Long Covid 

 

What is it?

Everyone will experience Covid 19 differently for some it may not impact there daily lives but for some people they may find that they are still experiencing some symptoms which are having a knock on effect of their lives. The course of recovery is not dependant upon how severe the infection is. 

Most infections resolve in 4 weeks. Long covid is term to describe symptoms that persist or continue to develop. Depending on how long you have the symptoms for it can be either:

  • Ongoing symptomatic COVID: This is where symptoms continue for more than 4 weeks.

  • Post- Covid syndrome: This is where your ongoing symptoms continue longer than 12 weeks and cannot be explained by any other condition. 

Symptoms of Long Covid can vary, here are some commonly reported symptoms

  • Breathlessness

  • Tiredness

  • Cough 

  • Chest pain 

  • Palpitations 

  • Brain Fog 

  • Headaches

  • Joint Pain 

  • Muscle Pain 

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Skin rashes

The recovery time is different for everyone. If new or ongoing symptoms do occur and they are causing concern please seek medical advice by contacting the practice for a GP appointment. 

For further information on Long Covid please see the NHS Your Covid Recovery Website by clicking here 

last updated 30/03/2022