Latest Coronavirus news

Please visit the below nhs link to find out the late coronavirus news. 

Information to keep patients safe while isolating at home

An updated safety netting leaflet is now available with information for patients with suspected coronavirus who have not been admitted to hospital and will be isolating at home.

The leaflet includes advice on staying at home, arranging a Covid-19 test, recovering from Covid-19, when and where to seek medical advice, blood oxygen and pulse oximeters, pregnancy and if you have recently given birth.


Leaflet: Important information to keep you 

Latest coronavirus news 

The latest guidance on Shielding  and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

There have been changes in guidance for people who have been shielding since the beginning of the pandemic. Please check the government link below to find out the changes.

Shielding guidance

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

  • Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
  • Stay at home if you have either:
  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
  • Use the NHS 111 Symptoms Checker
  • Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

How long to stay at home

  • if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you'll need to stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms
  • If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
  • If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible
  • If you are struggling because of Covid -19 Please visit the govenrment website Coronavirus Support

they can support with the following:

  • feeling unsafe
  • going in to work
  • paying bills or being unemployed
  • getting food
  • having somewhere to live
  • mental health and wellbeing

Read the advice about staying at home.

Information on Social distancing

Advice for everyone

Advice for people at high risk

Symptoms and what to do

Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms

Getting an isolation note

Support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person

You can find the latest information and advice on the GovUK - (COVID - 19) 

Shielding Patients only: You can self-refer

Goodsam can offer help with the following: 

  • Check in and Chat Support: Provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation. 
  • Community Support: Provides collection of shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home. 
  • Patient Transport Support: Provides transport for patients who are medically fit for discharge or to support patients going to NHS appointments. 
  • NHS Transport Support: Provides transport for equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites. Also involves assisting pharmacies with medication delivery.


Useful Information for Haringey Patients

Haringey Council: 0208 489 4431 

Friends for Muswell Hill: 07787 360 470

For Support with daily living such as shopping, personal care, pet walking or just a friendly chat, you can ring the above numbers.

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