Covid- 19 Pandemic – Help and Advice
Stay Alert Control the Virus Save Lives
Social distancing remains vital to protect you and our community, this now includes compulsory face coverings in almost every indoor location and on Public Transport. The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and Norfolk County Council websites are both comprehensive resources for up to date Government Advice as well as where to go for help and support
“NEED A HAND”
The Need a Hand service run by volunteers from March until the end of August has been stood down with grateful thanks from all those in the Community who were supported.
COVID 19 – Key Messages
If you live alone and you have symptoms of (COVID-19), however mild, stay in your home for 10 days from when your symptoms started – dry Cough, High Temperature, loss of Taste or Smell
- Arrange for a test https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/
- if you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms, then you must stay in for 7 days, all other household members who remain well must also stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
- for anyone else in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.
- if you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
The hospital remains open to treat all emergencies, but you should not go to QEH unless it is absolutely necessary. If you have questions about your care at QEH please contact the hotline 01553 214545. Operational 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. Appointments and consultations at QEH. Cancer and clinically urgent patients are being prioritised. If you have an outpatient appointment, please assume you will hear by telephone at the time that you would have been due to be seen at the hospital. Most of the (non-urgent) outpatient consultations will be carried out by phone from now on. Only surgery and other procedures relating to cancer or clinically urgent cases will go ahead as planned. Visitors are severely restricted, please check first http://www.qehkl.nhs.uk/