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There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
if you are worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment. See further information and the Public Health England Blog
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 acute respiratory disease. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
You should look for any of the following symptoms:
If you have any of these symptoms, you should:
Whilst you await further advice from NHS 111:
If a person becomes ill in a shared space, these should be cleaned using disposable cloths and household detergents. Wash your hands after cleaning.
Joe Wick YouTube PE classes aimed at kids (The Body Coach)
Staying active while at home (Sport England)
Mental wellbeing while at home (MIND)
Mindful self-care courses for troubling times at home (Breathworks)
Online resources for anyone in self-isolation (Chatterpack)
Get an eConsult response
within 24 hours
Medical Care when we are closed
NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.