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Coronavirus update

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The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

Stay at home if you have either:

  • A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • A new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

How long to stay at home

  • If you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
  • If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

  • If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
  • If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

As this is a fast moving situation, you can stay up to date with the latest NHS guidelines 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.

You can find more information on the NHS website.

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Bereavement Covid-19

Please note that since publishing the bereavement booklets, many temporary practical changes have been introduced due to Covid-19.  The following web links will provide you with a brief outline of the changes and access to the Guidance Following Bereavement booklet. 
   
Peterborough City Hospital Bereavement Booklet 

Hinchingbrooke Hospital Bereavement Booklet 
  
You can find the latest guidance, phon line information and more here. Just click the maternity resources tab   
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