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Important information about the coronavirus (Covid-19) - 17 March 2020

The NHS in Lambeth and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. 

Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.

Stay At Home advice can be found here.


Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

More information can be found on the NHS website here.


Adult mental health services in Lambeth

For information about adult mental health services in relation to coronavirus see the Lambeth Together site here.

The Supporting your mental health leaflet contains useful online links for advice, information and support. It also has phone numbers you can use in a crisis (please only call if you really need to).

Lambeth Council

For information from Lambeth Council see lambeth.gov.uk/elections-and-council/about-lambeth/coronavirus-covid-19-information

Vulnerable people in Lambeth

Information about the support available if you need help for yourself or someone else affected by the coronavirus is available on the Lambeth Council website here.

Helpline for people who are having difficulties caused by coronavirus
You or someone acting on your behalf can call the helpline for advice on issues you are having, including access to medicines and food. We’ll connect you to the right department or to other organisations, such as Age UK, who can help you get support.

Call the helpline on 020 7926 2999 which operates 8am and 8pm everyday.