COVID-19

Due to the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 and guidance given by the Government, we have had to change the way we are conducting appointments.  We are now offering Phone and Video consultations, online hearing tests and postal repairs.

The Government has advised on social distancing, and measures that we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

Groups at increased risks

Groups at increased risk of severe illness of COVID -19 need to strictly adhere to the social distancing measures.  These include the following:
– aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
– under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (i.e. anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):
– chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
– chronic heart disease, such as heart failure chronic kidney disease
– chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
– chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
diabetes
– problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
– a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above)
– those who are pregnant

Social Distancing

Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

They are to:
1. Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
2. Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible.
3. Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. 
4. Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces, noting that pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and similar venues are currently shut as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people gather together.
5. Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
6. Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services

Check your symptoms using the link below.

http://covid19.kpolom.com/

Information from GOV.uk

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