Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Latest guidance about COVID-19, including social distancing and stay at home advice can be found on the  NHS Inform website

If you’ve developed a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature in the last seven days, stay at home for seven days from the start of your symptoms even if you think your symptoms are mild. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital.

You should only phone 111 if your symptoms:

  • have not improved after seven days
  • are severe or you have shortness of breath
  • worsen during home isolation

You should also phone 111 if you develop breathlessness or it worsens, especially if you:

  • are 70 years old or over
  • have underlying poor health
  • have heart or lung problems
  • have a weakened immune system, including cancer
  • have diabetes

If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.

A drive-through coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facility is open at the Prestwick Airport Car Park 4. This is part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase testing to determine whether those with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms have the virus.

Testing is part of the Test and Protect approach to containing the virus. Anyone aged 5 or over experiencing a new, continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste, can book an appointment online by visiting  NHS Inform or by calling 0800 028 2816 to be tested for whether they currently have coronavirus.

Read more about this facility in our press release.

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Service updates

Find the latest updates on our services and useful links on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Useful links

Links to NHS Inform, Scottish Government and more help and advice

Customer contact

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Financial help

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Health and social care

Service updates for health and social care

Protecting people

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Service updates for bereavement and registration services

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