Roman Road Health Centre

Fishmoor Drive, Blackburn BB2 3UY

Coronavirus

The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure services are available to the public as normal.

The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

Call 11 now if you have been:

  • To Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
  • To other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it’s mild)
  • To Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it’s mild)
  • In close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

Do NOT go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Coronavirus – Advice for Patients

 
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
 

 
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu and it does not necessarily mean you have the illness.
 
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
 
Use this service if:
 

 
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
 
Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
 
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
 

 
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

 
Updated:
02.03.2020