Information on NHS services over the Spring May Bank Holiday – Monday 31st May 2021
This Spring Bank Holiday, Surrey residents should follow government advice on coronavirus. For more information on government advice, visit gov.uk/coronavirus.
The local NHS is urging residents who need urgent care that’s not an emergency to choose the right service to meet their needs, freeing up hospital emergency departments to treat those in most need.
Options available to you and your family this Spring Bank Holiday
If you or someone you live with has one of the common Coronavirus symptoms of:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Please do not go to your GP practice or community pharmacy.
NHS 111 first
If you think you need medical help right now, go straight to NHS 111 - available on the phone and online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
NHS 111 is there for when you need medical help fast, but it is not a life threatening emergency.
How NHS 111 works
You will be asked questions about your symptoms on the website or by speaking to a trained adviser on the phone. Depending on the situation, you will then:
- Find out what local services can help you
- Be connected to a nurse, emergency dentist, pharmacist or GP
- Get a face to face appointment if you need one
- Be told how to get any medicine you may need
- Get self-care advice
If you or people you live with do not have Coronavirus symptoms and you think you need advice from a pharmacy for a health concern, you can see if your local pharmacy is open
Pharmacists and their teams are an essential part of the NHS and need your help and support during the coronavirus pandemic.
Always treat staff with respect, they are doing their best to provide you with the medicines and advice you need.
In cases of emergencies please dial 999.