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Novel Coronavirus – latest information

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Lancashire and Public Health England (PHE) are 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. 

The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020.

The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

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.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Stay At Home advice can be found here 

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

More information can be found on the NHS website here


Please make sure you are you using the tape on the floor to social distance when queuing in reception.

Use our guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people:

COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

Translated versions of guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK, including children, and protecting older people and vulnerable people in




Simplified Chinese – Mandarin

Traditional Chinese – Cantonese



We strongly urge all members of the public wash their hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water. This will help stop the spread of the virus.

The video below provides you with instructions on how to wash your hands:

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