Contact your GP surgery by phone, or online if possible – do not visit the surgery unless they ask you to. Find out what arrangements they have in place for appointments and prescriptions. Tell them you are self-isolating due to sudden symptoms/vulnerability if appropriate. Lots of GP’s are now doing phone appointments.
If you have a hospital appointment your department will likely contact you to check you are well the day before your appointment. They will also contact you if they need to cancel non-essential appointments.
Find out what arrangements your local pharmacy has in place by calling them or looking online at their website. Let them know you are self-isolating due to vulnerability/sudden symptoms. Lots of pharmacies can deliver medication to you. If your pharmacy doesn’t, they will be able to advise you of one that will.
Ask your carer what arrangements are in place if you are self-isolating due to vulnerability and how these might change if you become ill with sudden symptoms. If you don’t get the answers you need contact your care agency or social worker.
Asking for help
Phone, text or email your friends, family or neighbours to let them know you are self-isolating. Do not visit them. Find out what help they might be able to give you and let them know when you are likely to need this help. whether that be shopping, or prescription pick up
If you do not have any help with shopping there may be other services available to you, such as Drive, Age Concern or a local community group (see below list). If you are unsure what these might be, please contact us and we will do our best to give you the numbers for people local to you who may be able to help.