Covid 19 Advice and Information

Royton & Crompton Family Practice are continuing to follow the Government Guidelines on Surgeries being open.

The surgery is open for business as usual but will continue to book phone call consultations only with "No Walk In" until further notice.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ 

We politely request that anybody coming into the surgery wears a face covering, this can be a mask, scarf, or anything else which covers your mouth and nose. This is for the protection of everyone and we thank you for complying. 

The government guidance suggests there is no requirement for the public to provide evidence, medical or otherwise, for exemption therefore a self-declaration from the individual should be sufficient.
 
For more information please visit the GOV.UK website on the use of face coverings:
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
 
Patients who are travelling by plane, and feel unable to wear a face covering, should contact the "Special Assistance Team" for their individual airline.
Covid specific advice for Oldham
As you may be aware, Oldham has been identified as a Covid hotspot and there are specific guidelines in place for our town, please follow the link below for the latest advice

**Extension to Self Isolation period announced by Chief Medical Officers 30/07/20**

Chief Medical Officers today have announced the period of self-isolation will be extended from 7 to 10 days for those in the community who have symptoms or a positive test result. 

In symptomatic people COVID-19 is most infectious just before, and for the first few days after symptoms begin. It is very important people with symptoms self-isolate and get a test, which will allow contact tracing. 

Advice to patients: 

Stay home and self-isolate for 10 days. Members of your household should self-isolate at home too for 14 days from the point where you started having symptoms. 

The symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, a persistent or new cough, and loss of sense of smell and taste. 

Book a Covid-19 test immediately: 

  • Get a coronavirus test - nhs.uk website or call 119 if you do not have internet access.
  • The test is most accurate in the first 5 days of having symptoms. 

You should isolate yourself if you have any of the symptoms and only leave your house when going to get your test. 

For more information about the self-isolation extension, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/statement-from-the-uk-chief-medical-officers-on-extension-of-self-isolation-period-30-july-2020

Advice for parents during coronavirus

Advice for parents

Coronavirus: emergency need helpline

The Council, Oldham Foodbank and Action Together are working together to arrange delivery of emergency food and other essential personal and household items to people in need.

This offer is for people who are unable to leave the house and don’t have a trusted friend, neighbour or family member to help them. This could be someone of any age.

Helpline

Call for help on:

  • 0161 770 7007

Open from:

  • 9.00am - 5.00pm on weekdays
  • 11.00am - 2.00pm on weekends

We have a fantastic community here in Royton and there are plenty of people ready and willing to help, I Love Royton are doing an amazing job and have a group of DBS checked volunteers ready to help over 70's or medically 'at risk'. Follow the link for more information https://domeafavour.net/

The supermarkets are not the only option for your food shop, many businesses are delivering locally and can take payment over the phone, there are a few listed below but there are many more, please feel free to email, oldccg.patientcontact@nhs.net and they can be added to the list. 

Essential food hampers (fruit&veg, bread, dairy, rice, pasta, etc) from JLR in Royton, 0161 652 6457

Fresh pies and cakes from Arundel Bakery in Oldham, 0161 6334300

Fresh fish by the fish-man off Royton market, 07811175615

Bull’s Head Farm Shop in Heyside, 07889 968261

Shane’s quality meats in Royton, 07920 188968

Woodcocks butchers on Royton precinct, 0161 624 2786

David Ashworth butchers from Oldham market, 0161 624 0931

Bentleys master butcher from Oldham market, 07789 861832

Taylor produce can also deliver fresh fruit and veg, message them via facebook to place an order  

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms can be found via the links below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

https://www.oldham.gov.uk/coronavirus

Business continuity plan

https://assets.nhs.uk/prod/documents/help-guide-for-managing-temporary-closures-on-your-NHS-website-pharmacy-profile.pdf

(Site updated 04/09/2020)


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