Screen Shot 2020-03-14 at 21.12.42.pngWhat you need to know

  • Consider covid-19 infection in anyone with cough, fever, or breathlessness who has had contact with someone with covid-19, or has returned from a high risk area in the 14 days before the onset of symptoms

  • Every effort should be made to avoid in-person assessment of patients with possible covid-19 in primary care

  • GP surgeries should plan ahead and develop clear protocols for managing possible cases, including isolation procedures, personal protective equipment, seeking specialist advice, and decontamination

  • If covid-19 infection is suspected in someone attending the practice, isolate the patient in a room (away from other patients and staff), close the door, and ask the patient to call NHS 111

  • The guidance may change so it is essential to look at the latest guidance online (box 1)…..more