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COVID-19 Information Links

Requests for certification or letters in relation to wearing face masks

As the Government extends its advice on the number of venues where face masks should be worn, we are receiving numerous requests for “letters of exemption”.

There is no requirement for evidence of exemption, it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this, and there is no requirement for General Practitioners to provide such letters, therefore Carisbrooke Surgery will not be providing these.

For more information patients should visit the gov.uk website on this link

The following links provide information which may be useful during the current situation:

Isolation

Isolation NOTE

At Risk Groups

Mental Health

Update on the Government’s Shielding Policy – Background and FAQs for patients

COVID-19 and Diabetes

Parkinson’s & Coronavirus – your questions answered

If you wish to get more information then go online to the NHS111 website: 111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/ which has a lot of useful information and links.

You should isolate at home for 7 days. If your symptoms worsen and you feel your breathing is deteriorating or, if at the end of 7 days, your symptoms have not abated then, and only then, should you contact NHS111. Initial contact should be online, where there are links to appropriate services. If you do not have access to the internet or do not find the information you need then use the NHS111 phone line.

Additional links for people with mental health needs/learning disabilities/autism:

Every Mind Matters

NHS Wellbeing

Additional support – therapy or counselling