Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
Mackenzie Medical CentreGeneral Practice SectionThe University of Edinburgh20 West Richmond StreetEdinburgh, EH8 9DXTel: 0131 651 1000
Our list is currently full. Please go to www.nhsinform.scot/ or call 0800 224488 for information on practices who are registering new patients.
Practice boundaries for all GPs are now more clearly defined. If you move out of our area (see below) difficulties can arise if emergency calls are necessary during peak traffic times. In these instances we would ask you to register with a doctor closer to your home. To do this take your medical card to the new surgery you have chosen or fill in a registration form there. We regret having to take this step but we will be delighted to care for you if you should move back into our area.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
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