Covid- 19 Pandemic – Help and Advice
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
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
-shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
-go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
-exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be -limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
-meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
-seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
attend education or childcare – for those eligible
-If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local – unless it is necessary to go further, for example, to go to work. Stay local means stay in the village, town, or part of the city where you live.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work
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 10 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
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. It’s being given to:
- people aged 80 and over
- people who live or work in care homes
- health and social care workers at high risk
The Grimston Medical Centre is working through its lists and will contact patients for vaccination appointments at Snettisham, please do not call the surgery about when you will receive a vaccination appointment. If you need transportation the person booking the appointment can help you.
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. Visitors are severely restricted, please check first http://www.qehkl.nhs.uk/