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the Government advises that you should

Self-Isolate at home if you have coronavirus  symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

1. a high temperature

2. a new, continuous cough

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. This will only put more people at risk. 

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. 

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible. 

You DO NOT need to contact 111 to tell them them your're staying at home. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home. 

You shoud only see the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

1. you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home.

2. your condition gets worse

3. your symptoms do not get better after 7 days. 

If you require more guidance please visit: htpps://

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. 

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Info for parents with children with longterm conditions:

 Information remains subject to regular change and updates.

The Care Quality Commission has rated the surgery as Good

Botolph Bridge Surgery was inspected by a team from the Care Quality Commission on 15 November 2018.  The team, which included a GP, nurse and practice manager, spent the day at the surgery speaking the members of staff and patients, and concluded that it should be rated as Good in the five domains of Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-Led.  A copy of the CQC's report can be downloaded from

You can now cancel your appointment by text

Botolph Bridge surgery has implemented a new text messaging service that not only confirms your appointment with a doctor or nurse, but allows you to cancel the appointment by replying CANCEL to the confirmation text.  Take advantage of this service by making sure that you are signed up to receive texts from the surgery.

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