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If you have travelled from China or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus in the last two weeks, you may be at risk of Coronavirus. Please do NOT leave the house. Instead, ring 111 if:

  • You have been in China in the last 14 days and develop cough, fever or shortness of breath; or

  • You have been in Wuhan or Hubei Province in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus, even if you feel well

Self Care

Self Care doesn't just mean taking medication when you feel unwell, it is something that ensures you are looking after yourself where possible. Eating healthily and exercising regularly, and also ensuring you take time out to look after your mental health. If you need us we will always be here to point you in the right direction.

Treat yourself at home

Colds, flu and most sore throats do not need antibiotics and you can treat your symptoms at home. Make sure you get lots of rest, drink plenty of water and take pain relievers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen if you need them.

Speak to your local pharmacy

Your local pharmacy can recognise many common health complaints. They can provide advice and where appropriate, medicines to help you manage these symptoms.
If your problem is more serious or you need more in depth medical advice they will be able to advise you to contact your GP.

They will also be able to suggest over the counter remedies for you to keep in your medicine cabinet at home to help you and your family when required.

Self Care Information Sheets

Please click the ailment and it will provide you with an information sheet.


Heart burn and Indigestion



Acute Otitis Media

Common Cold

Acute Sinusitis (Adults)

Looking after yourself

Mind - Mind is a UK mental health charity. Please click for more information on how you can help improve your mental wellbeing and support pages.

NHS Eat Well - This will be able to provide some information on a healthy balanced diet.

NHS UK - This website is an online directory, it can direct you to local services such as hospitals and dentists. It can also help you find information on any illnesses.

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