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In Line with government advice, we are asking all our patients to wear their own face covering  (scarf, mask) if attending the surgery. We regret we are unable to provide masks due to insufficient supplies. for guidance on how to wear and make a mask, visit www.gov.uk and search "face covering". Thank you for your co-operation.  

Please do not attend an appointment if you or any member of your household are suffering from any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are self isolating.  

Shielding and isolating

Shielding patient letter 26.6.20

From 6 July:

• you may, if you wish, meet in a group of up to 6 people outdoors, including people from different households, while maintaining strict social distancing;

• you no longer need to observe social distancing with other members of your household;

• in line with the wider guidance for single adult households (either an adult living alone or with dependent children under 18) in the general population, you may from this date, if you wish, also form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household. All those in a support bubble will be able to spend time together inside each other's homes, including overnight, without needing to socially distance. This is a small advisory change that brings those affected a step nearer others in their communities. However, all the other current shielding advice will remain unchanged at this time.

From 1 August

The advice to ‘shield’ will be paused. From this date, the Government is advising you to adopt strict social distancing rather than full shielding measures. Strict social distancing means you may wish to go out to more places and see more people but you should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside your household or support bubble.

In practice, this means from 1 August you are advised that you no longer need to shield. This means that from 1 August:

• you can go to work, if you cannot work from home, as long as the business is COVID-safe;

• children who are clinically extremely vulnerable can return to their education settings if they are eligible and in line with their peers. Where possible children should practise frequent hand washing and social distancing;

• you can go outside to buy food, to places of worship and for exercise but you should maintain strict social distancing; and

• you should remain cautious as you are still at risk of severe illness if you catch Coronavirus, so the advice is to stay at home where possible and, if you do go out, follow strict social distancing.

More detailed guidance will appear on GOV.UK when the changes come into effect on 6 July and 1 August.

 


Links to support for vulnerable patients who are isolating


West Sussex County Council 

How to register to the COVID-19 vulnerable patient HUB

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/leisure-recreation-and-community/supporting-local-communities/community-hub-covid-19/#overview

Local telephone Befriending Service - DBS checked volunteers

https://befriended.org/telephone-befriending/

Guide to Lockdown for vulnerable residents

Guide to shopping for vulnerable residents

Guide to maintaining Wellbeing during isolation

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BURGESS HILL HELPER ARMY


they are offering help to isolating or otherwise vulnerable people in the community currently by providing:

-food parcels
-conversations
-signposting on to other organistations who can help with other requests.

They aren't a charity are not DBS checked so CANNOT get involved in medication deliveries/prescriptions.

www.facebook.com/groups/BHillhelpers


Contact Numbers: 07522545840 or 07788205708

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NEIGHBOURLY CARE


offer similar to Burgess Hill Helper Army but ARE DBS checked and can help with prescriptions. They usually deal with a specific caseload but could help if anyone struggling with prescriptions.

https://www.neighbourlycare.co.uk/index.html


Contact Number: 07876066368

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How to get food deliveries and priority shopping

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/team-blog/2020/04/how-to-access-groceries-and-online-shopping-if-you-re-vulnerable/



 
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