If you believe you have Covid -19 please call 111 for advice.
Concord Medical Centre cannot test you for this infection.
Concord Medical Centre is taking steps to reduce the risk of infection to our patients from attending the medical centre whilst providing a safe service for all our patients. There may be some changes to non-urgent or chronic problem management. We will also change how we use our waiting areas to minimise risk of exposure to infection in the surgery. Our clinicians may be wearing protective aprons to reduce the risk of passing on infection. This is for your protection so we hope you find this reassuring. Please be assured that the risk of getting this infection is very low at this time and we are working to keep it that way
Please see up to date information on the Public Health website –
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.
The symptoms of this new coronavirus (now known as COVID-19) include fever and respiratory symptoms including coughing, sneezing, and shortness of breath. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.
If you have returned from these specific areas since February 19, you should call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:
If you have returned from these areas since February 19th and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111:
If you have a cough, or fever or shortness of breath and have visited any of the following areas in the last 14 days
Stay indoors and call NHS 111 informing them of your recent travel to the city.
We are asking people to take simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible, like they would with other flu viruses.
This means remaining at home for 14 days after arriving from Wuhan or Hubei Province (or elsewhere in China if you have symptoms) and not going to work, school or public areas.
Where possible, you should avoid having visitors to your home, but it’s ok for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food.
If you develop a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing, you should continue to follow the advice above. Please do not leave your home until you been given advice by a clinician. Please call the surgery on 01454 616767 or call 111 for more advice. DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR YOU HAVE RETURNED FROM AN AT-RISK AREA IN THE PAST 2 WEEKS