This August Bank Holiday, Londoners should follow government advice on coronavirus. This includes remembering to wash your hands regularly, wearing a face covering where required, and making space between yourself and those not in your household or support bubble. For more information on government advice, visit gov.uk/coronavirus.
If you need medical help this weekend, please follow our advice:
If you or someone you live with has any of the main coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change in taste/smell):
- Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Call freephone number 119 or book at nhs.uk/coronavirus
- Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.
- If your symptoms worsen, or you feel that you can’t manage at home, visit 111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call freephone number 111 if you don’t have access online.
If you or people you live with don’t have coronavirus symptoms and need advice from a GP:
GP services are available this weekend. If you need to talk to a GP or nurse about something other than coronavirus:
- Contact your own GP practice to be assessed. If the practice isn’t open, call freephone number 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk
- If an appointment or online/telephone consultation is necessary, you’ll be advised of the next steps.
- Remember that A&E and 999 are for emergencies.
If you need advice or medication from a pharmacist:
- For minor medical problems, many local pharmacies will be open and are able to help this weekend – although their opening times may be different.
- Check the opening times for pharmacies in your borough of London here:
If you or a member of your household or support bubble have coronavirus symptoms, please do not visit a pharmacy.
Stay at home and visit nhs.uk/coronavirus for information and advice.