Coronavirus is a highly infectious respiratory disease. Nationally and internationally, guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to change rapidly. For the latest information, please use the links below.
- Information for patients and the public
- Information and guidance for health professionals
- Information and guidance specific to primary care teams: (GP surgeries, pharmacies, dentists, opticians):
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
always wash your hands when you get home or into work
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
What to do if you think you may have Coronavirus
Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. It is highly contagious and, if you do have it, you could spread it to other people.
If you believe you may have contracted Coronavirus, have recently travelled to a country with high rates of Coronavirus (a list is available here) or have come into contact with someone who has Coronavirus, use the Coronavirus online service provided by NHS 111, or call 111 for advice.
One You Kent can help you to live a healthier, longer life. Services can help you to stay fit, healthy and well. Friendly advice and support to make the changes that are important to you. As part of One You Kent we provide:
One You Kent
0300 123 1220
For services in Medway, visit the Better Medway website.
Get medical help near you
- Answer questions about your main symptoms.
- Find out when and where to get help.
- Be contacted by a nurse, if needed.
If you’ve run out of your prescribed medicines, find out how to get an emergency prescription.
We don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health. Every mind matters encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and help them discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more online.