COVID-19 Isolation NotesUse this service if you have to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer.
If you have to stay at home but feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. If you can work from home, you will not need an isolation note
You can also use this service for someone else
For our patients with a current diagnosis of asthma, carrying your reliever inhaler (usually blue, often Salbutamol) with you is very important. If you normally take an inhaled steroid (brown inhaler) please continue to use it regularly.
There is no evidence to restart this medication if you have not taken it in the last 12 months or more, If you have any concerns please see https://www.asthma.org.uk/coronavirus#Advice
Pharmacies are working hard to ensure there are sufficient stocks of Salbutamol for those patients that need them for asthma right now. If you have not previously had a diagnosis of asthma, or have not needed a reliever inhaler for several years then there is no reason to request one now, including potential Coronavirus infection.
All staff responsible for issuing prescriptions have been given this advice.
Please do not contact the surgery for medication that is not currently necessary in order to ensure supplies are reserved for those that do need them.
Paracetamol is a very useful pain-reliever offering some comfort for a wide range of conditions including headaches, general aches and pains, and reducing fever. It does not change the progression of COVID-19.
Some people have been purchasing unnecessarily large amounts from retailers and local pharmacies. Pharmacies are working hard to maintain the supply for paracetamol, so that people who need it on a daily basis can still access it. Please continue to use the service as stocks will be replenished.
At the surgery we will only be able to issue prescriptions for small amounts of paracetamol if there is an ongoing clinical need. We cannot prescribe on a “just in case” basis.
Please do not buy more than you need and avoid contacting the surgery for medication that is not clinically necessary in order for us to reserve supply for those that do need them.