Latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Nottinghamshire and Public Health England 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.

However, as the national situation is changing regularly and to ensure we continue to keep people safe, this may mean that some changes have to be made to our services. Patients and service users are advised that they should attend their appointments unless informed otherwise. If a change is made to the service you access, you will be contacted directly by the service to advise you.

For visitors to our inpatient wards, please make sure you call first to see if any changes to visiting have been made. Again, any changes are to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and the public.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus please do not access our services in person but call the regular number for that service instead.

For the latest information on what to do if you think you have Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

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.

Looking after your mental health

It’s really important to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak. Visit Every Mind Matters and Mind for helpful advice. We also produced this useful infographic to help you look after yourself. If your mental health issues are becoming too difficult to manage speak to your GP or existing mental health worker. It’s okay not to be okay.

Limit the amount of news you consume. Decide on a specific time to check the latest. Look after your body, eat healthily and exercise. Use Trusted news sources, such as government and NHS websites. Connect with others, keep in touch with family friends and colleagues. Unwind, do activities you enjoy. Take breaks from social media. Meditate., take deep breaths, stretch. Get help, contact your GP if you can;t manage your anxiety.

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