Important Self Isolation Advice – COVID-19
Posted on 20th March 2020
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We are aware of inaccurate information circulating on social media regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for people with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Only people who normally have a ‘rescue pack’ need one. These are only for bacterial infections and not viruses which Covid-19 is.
Please do not contact your or your loved ones GP practice for a rescue pack if it is not necessary. Dealing with these inappropriate non-urgent requests actually detracts GPs away from helping those most in need at this very challenging time for the NHS.
You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of Covid-19, go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ before doing anything else.
Please be aware. There has also been some misinformation on social media over the weekend. Asthma and COPD rescue packs are only for bacterial infections which COVID-19 is NOT. (It is a virus).
Only patients who normally have a rescue pack should order one.