When visiting the surgery, we advise you to wear a face covering - this does not need to be a surgical mask but can be a scarf or other covering. Click here for guidance about face coverings.
COVID-19 and children - At this challenging time, it is extremely important for you to know that COVID-19 is unlikely to make your child unwell, but they, like everyone else, might be infectious so staying at home when well remains the message. However, all the "normal" illnesses that can make children severely unwell still remain and there is a major risk that parents may delay bringing their child to the attention of a healthcare professional even if they are unwell because of concerns about COVID-19. GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done for children. If you are not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, click here www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national, call 111 or contact your GP. If you child appears severely unwell and advice is not quickly available call 999 or take them to A&E as you would in other times.
Advice for parents during coronavirus
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
If you are advised to go to the Horsham Hot Hub to see a doctor, please read the advice sheet before you go - ADVICE FOR PATIENTS REFERRED TO HORSHAM HOSPITAL HOT HUB
The Rudgwick Covid-19 Community Group
This group offers their services collectively to the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating individuals, couples and families who don't have any local family or friends to support them or rely on, or people who find that the people who would normally help them are now in the same position as themselves. If you don't fall into one of those categories, but are in need or support then please don't hesitate to contact them.
The services they are planning to assist with are shopping, prescriptions, dog walking, posting letters and of huge importance to reach with a friendly phone call within our community. Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be put in touch with them.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - research trial
If you are aged over 65 or aged over 50 and have a chronic condition and have developed symptoms such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, or have had a positive test for Covid-19 you may be eligible to join the Principle trial. To find out if you are eligible and to join the trial, go to www.principletrial.org or call 0800 138 0880.