*Important - Coronavirus (COVID-19)*
Air Balloon Surgery has implemented the
following measures in response to guidance issued by NHS England:
With effect from 17th March
2020 Air Balloon Surgery will be offering same day telephone
appointments only with GPs.
Air Balloon Surgery is still open and
here to help you if you need non-emergency medical help or advice. Phone 0117
9099912, tell us the reason for the call, then one of our doctors or nurses
will phone you back for a telephone appointment as an initial assessment.
If during your telephone appointment
your GP or nurse decides that you need to be seen they will make a further
appointment for you to be seen at the surgery.
Air Balloon Surgery will be closed on Monday 25th May 2020
Face Covering when attending the surgery
If you are asked to come to the surgery we expect anyone over the age of 10 to wear a face covering. This can be made at home - www.gov.uk/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering or a scarf or other improvised covering. Please do not buy supplies of surgical face masks as health and care workers need these supplies.
Government advice about face covering as of 13th May 2020
In order to assist in preventing the
spread of COVID-19 please DO NOT visit the surgery unless absolutely
The most common symptoms of
coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature and/or;
- loss of or change in sense of smell or taste
For most people, coronavirus
(COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
- If you live alone and you have symptoms of
coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days
from when your symptoms started.
- If you live with others and you or one of them
have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and
not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day
when the first person in the house became ill
Please read the advice about staying at home
Sick notes for
Please use the NHS 111 Coronavirus online
service which includes an online Isolation Note option. Your GP cannot provide this.
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Improved Access to Appointments
GP appointments are now available in your area during the evenings and at the weekend. To book an appointment, contact your practice.