Please do not attend our GP Practice, the pharmacy or hospital if you have developed
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a 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)
a 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.
Always wear a mask or face covering if you are asked to attend surgery.
Stay at home advice can be found here.
For guidance on Social Distancing please click here.
Shielding Advice for Extremely Vulnerable Patients
For guidance on Shielding please click here.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the nhs website here.
Information for Employees
Please click here for guidance from the .gov.uk website. This covers advice on fit notes.
Am I a Key Worker?
Please click here for guidance.
Self Isolation Fit Notes for your Employer
Please click here to complete the form.
How to Get Help with Food and Medicines if you are Shielding
Please click here for government guidance on accessing help if you are shielding at home.
Bolton Council Guidance
If you, or someone you care for, have received a letter from the government/GP practice and require support, please call Bolton Council on 01204 337221.
The number will be open from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday and from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm on Saturdays.
Bolton Council will talk to you about your most urgent needs such as food, medicine and other requirements.
More information from Bolton Council can be found here, including a daily update on the council’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Please click here for information and guidance from Healthwatch Bolton, including updates from partner organisations, support groups and other information you may find useful during this time.
Advice for Patients with Specific Conditions