Coronavirus Information & Help Page
STAY AT HOME IF YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS - DO NOT LEAVE HOME IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LIVE WITH HAS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:-
- A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
- Loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste or smell
IF YOU NEED HELP OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO NEEDS HELP
Weymouth Town Council are working hard in our communities to make sure you have access to the information and support that you need. Please Click here to find all the local information in one place
For information on Pharmacies and opening hours, please click here
Carers Support Dorset
For carers who are isolated 0800 3688349
For further information and essential support for people aged over 65 and identfied in high risk groups please click here.
ALCOHOLICS ANNONYMOUS - WEST DORSET
If you seem to be having trouble with your drinking, or if your drinking has reached the point where it worries you please click here.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP HELP & INFORMATION
Why a good diet is important and Nutritian Advice for COVID-19 by Isabel Hooley - Chief Dietitian - Dorset County Hospital.
Covid-19 Rescue packs - the myth
We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating regarding special rescue packs for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack.
You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel
you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing
Please read this helpful information from the British Lung Foundation.
You will note that there is no recommendation to have a rescue pack as there is no evidence for their use and indeed there are concerns steroids will reduce your immunity to fight off this virus.29/03/2020
Travel Cancellation: Please be advised that the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has advised GPs that they should not write letters for holiday cancellations due to holiday destinations being affected by the COVID-19 virus.
The Practice understands and appreciates that patients will undoubtedly have good and sensible reasons for not wanting to travel to certain places because of COVID-19, but this is not the same thing as being unable to travel to an existing illness. It is not the GPs responsibility to give patients advice about where not to travel.
Insurers and travel companies should be basing their
decisions to offer refunds on advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
and Public Health England and not letters from GPs.
As you can imagine, the practice, in common with all NHS services, is likely to be extremely busy over the coming weeks. Please bear with us and we will do our best to support you in these challenging circumstances.
Many thanks as always for your patience and support.
The Practice Team
The Royal Crescent & Preston Road Practice
ChatHealth is an NHS School Nurse anonymous text messaging service, which was made available to all Middle and Senior Schools Pan Dorset from June 2017. The service is for young people aged 11-19 years old (year 7 and above) Pan Dorset and is part of a unique, multi-award winning NHS scheme, which has been highly acclaimed by students, staff and NHS officials for improving access to healthcare for a young audience.
With the upcoming events in relation to COVID-19, we are asking if you can reinforce to students, that ChatHealth will still be available for them to access Monday – Friday 8.30 – 4.30 (not Bank Holidays), whether schools are open or closed, for any queries or concerns around emotional health, physical health, sexual health, family, exams, relationships etc