Patient Information For Coronavirus
- General NHS Advice
- Pituitary/ adrenal insufficiency (including steroid sick day rules)
- Underlying lung disease (British Lung Foundation)
- People with Asthma
- People with Diabetes
- People affected by Stroke
- Pregnant women
- Children/young people T1 diabetes
- People with Heart/circulatory disease
- Older people
- Young people with anxiety
- Adults with anxiety
Info for parents about the management of respiratory tract infections
(coughs, colds, sore throats, and ear aches) in children
Enfield Stands Together – Community Support
Enfield council are co-ordinating local volunteer support efforts during the COVID-19 epidemic for
To learn more click on their link:
If you need support, fill out their community support request form.
“Remember to keep safe for volunteers and those seeking support:
- Coronavirus (Covid-19) is contagious – avoid physical contact and wash hands regularly
- Leave any items being delivered on the doorstep rather than going into someone’s home or inviting them in
- Share information on any allergies
- We suggest you don’t exchange bank details with other people in your community. If you need to pay for something, please only exchange cash
- You should continue at all times to follow the advice being given by Public Health England
We know this is an extremely anxious time for everyone. We are heartened that our community in Enfield is already pulling together and we will continue to work to build more resilience and be prepared.
Thank you for your support and dedication to ensuring Enfield remains a caring and vibrant community.”
Fitness to Work/certificates/reports Related to Covid
Fitness to work notes for covid-19 fall into five categories – please read before contacting surgery
- Symptomatic and isolating for seven days.
Patients can and should self-certify for the first seven days as normal if they are unfit to work. They do not need to contact their GP.
- Symptomatic and remaining unwell for over seven days.
If they remain unwell and unfit to work after seven days, the current advice is to visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note. They do not need to contact their GP for a certificate.
The current Government Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19) states;
“By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. After 7 days, employers may use their discretion around the need for medical evidence if an employee is staying at home.
We strongly suggest that employers use their discretion around the need for medical evidence for a period of absence where an employee is advised to stay at home either as they are unwell themselves, or live with someone who is, in accordance with the public health advices issued by the government.”
For Patients advised to socially distance themselves in higher risk groups (those who broadly speaking comprise those elligible for annual flu vaccine), we recommend you seek the discretion of your employers and if they insist on documentation, we can provide you a summary of your medical conditions. To ensure we have capability to manage the NHS workload in primary care, we will not be routinely issuing fitness to work notes/letters.
Those in highly vulnerable group (those the government has written letters to):
Your letters should be adequate evidence for employers. To ensure we have capability to manage the NHS workload in primary care, we will not be routinely issuig fitness to work notes/letters.
If you need a fit note for other reasons, submit the request on the prescription request form in the additional section (please fill in “nil” for name of medication).