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Stay at home for 7 days and self-isolate if you feel hot to touch on your chest or back or if you have a new continuous cough (coughing a lot for more than one hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours). Those you live with also need to self-isolate for 14 days. This will help protect others in our community.
DO NOT ATTEND THE GP SURGERY OR PHARMACY. Click here for NHS 111 advice including tips to avoid catching / spreading the virus. And click here for what "self-isolation" actually means. If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days then click here for the NHS 111 Online Covid-19 Service. Or call 111 if you have no online access. And here is the Isolation Note for your employer.
Click here to be clear about what "social distancing" is - we all need to be doing this now, especially if you are over 70, have an underlying health condition or are pregnant.
Daily Government Public Health Information here
If your test results come back as abnormal and the doctor feels that action is required, we will always contact you. If we do not contact you, you can assume that your test results were satisfactory or normal.
If you still wish to know the results of your test, you can phone reception, but please try and avoid phoning in the morning as this is when our phone lines are at their most busiest.
We will only be able to tell you your test results when a doctor has seen and 'actioned' them, so please do bear with us if we are unable to give you your test results there and then.
If there is a problem with your test results, or the test result was not as expected, we will phone you as soon as we can to let you know and probably ask you to come back to the surgery for further tests or examinations.
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.