Coronavirus Support Line 0300 126 1000 (Option 5)
Directions for Covid-19 vaccinations at Brackley Medical Centre
The current vaccine centre hub for this area is the new Brackley Medical Centre, Wellington Road, Brackley, situated just before you enter Brackley off the A43 roundabout.
It's next door to the big new Sainsbury's store. Head for Sainsbury's and you should then see signs for Brackley Medical Centre.
NHS TEST AND TRACE SERVICE IS NOW ACTIVE
Protect your loved ones with the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales.
It's the fastest way of knowing when you're at risk from coronavirus (COVID-19). The quicker you know, the quicker you can alert your loved ones, and your community.
Symptoms of coronavirus include a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
If you believe you have the symptoms of coronavirus, you MUST:
- isolate: as soon as you experience coronavirus symptoms, medical advice is clear: you must self-isolate for at least 7 days. Anyone else in your household must self-isolate for 14 days from when you started having symptoms
- test: order a test immediately at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119 if you have no internet access. Home testing kits can also be ordered subject to availability.
- results: if your test is positive, you must complete the remainder of your 7-day self-isolation. Anyone in your household must also complete self-isolation for 14 days from when you started having symptoms. If your test is negative, you and other household members no longer need to self-isolate
- share contacts: if you test positive for coronavirus, the NHS Test and Trace service will send you a text or email alert or call you with instructions of how to share details of people with whom you have had close, recent contact and places you have visited. It is important that you respond as soon as possible so that we can give appropriate advice to those who need it. You will be told to do this online via a secure website or you will be called by one of our contract tracers.
Click here to read how the Test and Trace service works.
Think NHS 111 First
NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest 'Help Us, Help You' campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.
If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E.
As well as this, NHS 111 is also able to direct to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, access to Out of Hours GP Services, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.
Contacting 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way.
If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always use 999 and if you do arrive at A&E without contacting NHS 111 you will still receive medical care, with emergency treatments prioritised.
Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online at https://111.nhs.uk/
Further information about NHS 111 First is available at www.northamptonshireccg.nhs.uk
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a virus called coronavirus.
As you will all be aware, the recent spread of this new illness has caused widespread concerns in our community. Towcester Town Council is taking all the necessary precautions, which include the closing of the Town Hall, The Sawpits Centre and Towcester Youth and Community Centre to hirers, and the cancellation of all civic events and physical council meetings until further notice.
Our office will be closed to the public and staff will be frequently working from home, to ensure as much continuity with their duties and personal responsibilities during this uncertain time. Our Government has recommended that staff work from home to lessen the spread of the illness and reduce the impact on our busy NHS.
Please look out for your neighbours and the vulnerable members of your family, it is in difficult times like these where we can really show the strength of our community, by working together to care for those in need. Do consider others when buying your groceries by only buying your normal quantities of items so no one must go without. There are some things that you can do to protect yourself and others from coronavirus:
- Limit contact with anyone outside of your household or bubble
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
- If you must meet others outside of your household or bubble, meet in an outdoor space
- If social distancing at 2 metres is not possible, always use a face covering
- Avoid using public transport or car-sharing - wear face coverings if you must travel with others
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
- Work from home, if you can
- Use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
- Protecting the vulnerable in our community is of vital importance in the coming weeks
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- Do not share items with others outside of your household or bubble
- Do not meet with more than six people whom you do not live with (or who you have not formed a support bubble with)
- Avoid mingling with anyone outside the group you are with, even if you see other people you know, including within Covid-secure premises
Thank you for your consideration
For more information visit the websites below:
Several cafes, bars and takeaway outlets are offering take-out or delivery of meals. Check your favourites for further details.
Local & Regional Food Suppliers:
Hartwell's & Towbury Court Fine Foods - 01327 350454 ext. 2
Alfred Searle's Fruit & Veg - 07894 990613
Moorgate Farm - 01908 543008/07922 134915
Collins Fresh Produce - 01604 648814
Hunts of Greens Norton - 01327 350243
Caked in Glitter - 07949 333996
AB Fruits - 01234 262880
Porterswood Farm Shop - 01327 857868
Radmore Farm Shop - 01327 830825
Boycott Farm Shop - 01280 821286
Cook Food - Frozen Meals
Please email details to us of any others you are aware of ...
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