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The NHS in Lincolnshire 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.
The Chief Medical Officer announced that the country has moved into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday 13 March 2020.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Symptoms of coronavirus include:
If you have an appointment with one of our services please contact the team to let them know you are unable to attend. They will discuss with you a suitable alternative arrangement.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call NHS 111 if you cannot get help online.
If you need to use an NHS service, you should try to do it online from home first, unless:
Support for ordering repeat prescriptions, managing your wellbeing and existing conditions, and contactng your GP can be found on the NHS' Health at Home website here.
Self-isolation advice can be found here.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
More information can be found on the NHS website here
We have made the difficult decision to suspend all visiting to our wards across LPFT. This is for all inpatient mental health wards in Lincoln, Grantham and Boston.
There may be visits granted in exceptional circumstances, but these must be agreed in advance with the ward manager and by appointment only. Read more about what alternatives are in place for contacting loved ones here.
NHS advice regarding coronavirus and symptoms
Latest information about the Government's response
Staying alert and safe (social distancing)
Frequently asked questions about what you can and can't do
Staying safe outside your home
Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
Five things you can do to protect yourself and your community
Public Health England advice videos - including British Sign Language versions
Guidance for staying well while social distancing
Advice and support for carers during the coronavirus outbreak
steps2change talking therapies website - phone: 0303 123 4000
Mental Health Helpline - phone (open 24/7): 0800 001 4331
Community help and volunteering opportunities
Victim Support - Advice for individuals on scammers and fraudsters
Victim Support - Advice for groups on scammers and fraudsters
Audio version of Coronavirus advice
Hand wash poster - easy read
Hand wash poster - large print
Easy read guide to coronavirus
Easy read - Getting NHS help when you need it during the coronavirus outbreak
Important information about me - If you need to go into hospital please take this sheet with you, along with your hospital passport if you have one
What happens if I go in to hospital - easy read
What to expect if someone I know goes into hospital - easy read
Guide to the Care Act easements - easy read
Plain English - Getting NHS help when you need it during the coronavirus outbreak
COVID-19 general guidance for children and young people
COVID-19 general guidance for children and young people - North East Lincolnshire
A list of guidance links for children and young people
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS)
Coronavirus information hub page for young people
NHS Colouring Sheet
What to do if a child is unwell
Advice on which service to access if a child is unwell
For more general information and updates please visit www.lincolnshire.nhs.uk/covid19
Last updated 22/05/2020