Update from Tiree Medical Practice 18th June 2021

Due to the increase of cases in the Argyll and Bute Area, we would like to remind people that they must self – isolate if symptoms appear. Self-isolation MUST be carried out by ALL MEMBERS of the household until a negative test result is obtained.

If you have symptoms please contact the surgery to arrange a PCR test. A Lateral flow test (At home testing kit) is not sufficient when symptoms are present. 

Self-isolate immediately if:

  • You have any symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
  • You’ve tested positive for COVID-19 – this means you have the virus
  • Someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive
  • Someone in your childcare or support bubble has symptoms and you’ve been in close contact with them since their symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started
  • Someone in your childcare or support bubble tested positive and you’ve been in close contact with them since they had the test or in the 48 hours before their test
  • You’ve been told you’ve been in contact with someone who tested positive – find out what to do if you’re told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app

Self-isolation is when you do not leave your home because you or someone in your household have or might have COVID-19.

This helps stop the virus spreading to other people.

It is a legal requirement for you to self-isolate if you are told by NHS Test and Trace. You could be fined if you do not self – isolate.

How to self-isolate

You must not leave your home if you’re self-isolating.

  • Do not go to work, school or public places – work from home if you can
  • Do not go on public transport or use taxis
  • Do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home
  • Do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care
  • Do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one

When to get a test

Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) as soon as possible if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

The test needs to be done in the first 8 days of having symptoms.

Tiree Medical Practice 

Update from Tiree Medical Practice 18th June 2021
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