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Coronavirus test results.

We want to provide our patient with safe and appropriate care. If you have had a Covid-19 test with a positive result, please let the surgery know so that we can plan your ongoing care accordingly. 

If anyone you know has tested positive and does not have internet access please also tell us so we can arrange to help them.

You can contact us in the following ways:

1. Email: terringtonstjohns@nhs.net 

2. Feedback Form on our website  www.tsj.org.uk/feedback 

3. Clicking on the Send Message facility on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Family-Medicine-Practice/St-Johns-Surgery-2830085030349853/

Thank you for helping us to help you.

The Surgery Team 

Getting tested.

 Click the link below to get tested if you have Coronavirus symptoms.

 The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-for-coronavirus/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ 


 

People at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable)

People at high risk from coronavirus include people who:

  • have had an organ transplant
  • are having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy
  • are having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical radiotherapy) for lung cancer
  • are having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system (such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors)
  • have blood or bone marrow cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
  • have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past 6 months, or are still taking immunosuppressant medicine
  • have been told by a doctor they you have a severe lung condition (such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma or severe COPD)
  • have a condition that means they have a very high risk of getting infections (such as SCID or sickle cell)
  • are taking medicine that makes them much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of steroids)
  • have a serious heart condition and are pregnant

 

Get help and support

If you're at a higher risk from coronavirus, you can get help from an NHS volunteer with things like getting food, medicines and other things you need.

Call 0808 196 3646 (open 8am to 8pm) to get help from NHS Volunteer Responders.

 

Stay at home as much as possible

It's very important to stay at home as much as possible.

There are only a few specific reasons to leave your home, including:

  • for work, if you cannot work from home
  • going to shops to get things like food and medicine, or to collect things you've ordered
  • to exercise or spend time outdoors
  • for any medical reason, to donate blood, avoid injury or illness, escape risk of harm, provide care or help a vulnerable person

When outside your home, it's important to try to stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with.

Lock Down Ideas

 Why not try some of these exercises whilst waiting for the kettle to boil? 

Every mind matters. Take a moment to breathe.

Or you could try a seated workout to keep active.