Important Information For Patients
FACE MASKS must be worn before entering the surgery. Patients must use their own face masks as, due to limited supplies, the surgery is unable to provide them
- if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolationsection below for more information)
- if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
- it is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
- for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. (See ending isolationsection below for more information
- if you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
- if you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
- if you have coronavirus symptoms:
- do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
- you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home
- testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home
- plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
- ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
- wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
- if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 onlinecoronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
CoronaVirus and Medical Conditions / Vulnerable Adults
We are receiving high volumes of calls and queries wanting guidance on vulnerable adults, including guidance on medical conditions and coronavirus. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, we advise anyone with such queries to click here and follow the link to the official government guidance.
Worried about financial difficulties during Covid 19?
Talk to your bank/building society or other providers. Citizens Advice is a free service that can also advise on financial difficulties. Click here for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
For information on frequently asked question please visit:
Greater Huddersfield FAQs https://greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-frequently-asked-questions/
Slaithwaite Health Centre is part of The Valleys primary care network. The network consists of Oaklands Health Centre, Slaithwaite Health Centre, Elmwood Family Doctors, Honley Surgery, Colne Valley Practice and Meltham Group Practice. The network will be using the Holme Valley Memorial Hospital in Holmfirth for some of their clinics.
We are following the national guidelines and we hope to have completed the Over 80's vaccination programme in the next week or so. If you have not been contacted yet please ring the practice to ensure that you can be booked in for your vaccination. The next programme of vaccinations will be 75-79 year olds. Please do not contact the surgery we will contact you.
We are starting to receive the Astra Zeneca vaccination and will be contacting housebound patients shortly.
If you are a health professional, police officer, teacher etc registered at the practice we are collating a list. We will only know if there are any spare vaccines at the end of a clinic. If we have your details we will contact you but please be aware that this will be very short notice.