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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)武汉新型冠状病毒

If you think you might have the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) then do not come into the practice. Please stay at home and call 111. Stay at home until you have spoken to someone.


If you feel very unwell then please call 999 to speak to the London Ambulance Service.


You may be at risk of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) if you have shortness of breath, cough or sore throat with or without fever


have travelled to Mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days before becoming unwell


have been in contact with a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


If you have come from Wuhan and Hubei province, please self-isolate for 14 days even if you are unwell and call 111 for advice.






对于近期到过中国武汉或接触过已经确诊新型冠状病毒患者的民众,若14天内出现以下症状:咳嗽、喉咙痛、呕吐和呼吸困难、发烧(或不发烧)等症状,可能会感染新型冠状病毒 ,则需立即就医检查。

If you could get pregnant…

…act now to protect against German measles.

Book an appointment with the nurse now for an MMR vaccine.

German measles (rubella) caught during pregnancy can very seriously damage your unborn baby.

You should make sure you are protected against rubella before you get pregnant.

What is rubella? 

Rubella is an infectious disease caused by a virus. It is spread through air-borne droplets when infected people cough or sneeze. It causes a high temperature and a red-pink rash. In most cases, it is a mild infection but if caught during pregnancy it can have very serious consequences for the unborn child. 

What damage can rubella cause? 

Rubella caught in the first ten weeks of pregnancy causes damage to nine out of ten unborn babies. This damage includes: 

  • eye problems, such as cataracts (cloudy patches on the lens of the eye), 
  • deafness, 
  • heart abnormalities, and 
  • brain damage. 

In some cases, it can lead to the loss of your baby or the possibility of termination. 

How do I know if I’m already protected against rubella? 

Unless you have had two MMR vaccinations, you should have a blood test. If it’s possible that you didn’t have your MMR vaccinations, it isn’t too late to have them now. 

What should I do now? 

Speak to your GP, health visitor or family planning advisor to check your immunisation history or arrange a rubella blood test. 

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