Anyone visiting our sites is asked to wear a face mask (unless exempt), use hand gel and maintain a safe distance. We want our visitors, patients, service users, staff and carers to be confident about their safety and protect those who are most vulnerable to infection.
Latest COVID update for the Liverpool city region, July 2022
With Covid-19 cases on the rise again, Liverpool’s Health Protection Board (HPB) is sharing the latest advice for those living, working and visiting Liverpool. Read their latest guidance here.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following:
a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).
Please do not attend for routine/non urgent appointments if you have symptoms of COVID-19
For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you have any symptoms, please visit Government website.
- NHS is still here for you, so don’t delay in seeking medical help if you need it
- Many services are working differently to keep you and their staff safe – such as assessing you over the phone or online by video consultation, or operating different hours – you can check times on websites
- If you need medical help from your GP practice, contact it either online, by an app or by phone to be assessed – please don’t go along in person
- If you need medical help, use the NHS111 First online service at www.111.nhs.uk . If you cannot get help online, call 111
- If your or someone you care for has a serious or life-threatening emergency – like chest pains or signs of stroke - call 999 immediately
- If you are told to go to hospital it is important that you go to hospital
Please do not attend for routine/ non urgent appointments if you have symptoms of COVID-19
- Your local pharmacy is continuing to provide advice, support and treatment for a range of minor illnesses and ailments. It will be following social distancing guidelines and it may take longer to get the advice you need, so please be patient – remember, please do not go in person if you have symptoms.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The guidance is online on the NHS website.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Do not go to a GP surgery, Walk-in Centre, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Further information can be found on the government website.
Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Vaccinations
There are responses to some of the most frequently asked questions from members of the public on how COVID-19 vaccinations are being rolled out in Liverpool on the Liverpool Council website.
Liverpool Healthwatch: A ‘one stop’ COVID-19 information hub for Liverpool
Guidance for extremely vulnerable people is available on the government website in English, Easy Read and various community languages.
Guidance for Asthma, Lung conditions, Arthritis, Heart Disease and Stroke and you can find these at the end of this NHS webpage.
Guidance about what to do if you have symptoms of coronavirus is available here at the government website in English, Easy Read and several community languages.
National lockdown: stay at home easy read leaflet, from Cabinet Office
Please tell us your experience of Mersey Care services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your feedback is anonymous and will help us improve our services and your experience for the future. You can take this for yourself of someone you care for.
For the survey, visit Survey Monkey.