Coronavirus (Covid-19) – guidance for patients


Ilkley & Wharfedale Medical Practice and IG Medical Practice have jointly issued this guidance for patients regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19).



If you develop any of the following symptoms 14 days after the day you return from abroad:


  • cough

  • difficulty in breathing

  • fever (a temperature of 38 degrees C or higher)


You should:


  • if it is an emergency, call 999 and tell them which country you have returned from in the last 14 days

  • if you are unwell, but it is not an emergency, call NHS 111 and tell them which country you have returned from in the last 14 days


Whilst you await further advice from NHS 111:


  • avoid contact with others

  • stay at home, do not attend work or school

  • do not travel while sick

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. Throw tissues in the bin

  • wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available


Ilkley & Wharfedale Medical Practice and IG Medical Practice request that patients DO NOT enter Springs Medical Centre and instead call NHS111.

Further information about Covid-19 can be found on the GOV.UK website www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public


Patients of Ilkley & Wharfedale Medical Practice are asked to like and follow its Facebook, Instagram & Twitter pages for the most up to date information regarding practice arrangements for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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