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Welcome to Port Isaac Surgery

Port Isaac Practice, as it is today, has been in existence since the late 1940s. It is a rural practice covering approximately 90 square miles in North Cornwall. It comprises of one main surgery at Port Isaac and branch surgeries at Wadebridge and St. Kew.

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus: latest information and advice

Situation in the UK

Two patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus.

Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. This permits the government to plan for all eventualities. The risk to individuals in the UK has not changed at this stage.

Information about the virus

Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

 

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. Those who have died in Wuhan appear to have had pre-existing health conditions.

Advice for travellers from Wuhan

If you have returned from Wuhan in the last 14 days:

  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the city
  • If you are in Northern Ireland, call your GP.
  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses
  • This means remaining at home for 14 days after arriving from Wuhan and not going to work, school or public areas. Where possible, contact a friend, family member or delivery services to carry out errands on your behalf. You should avoid having visitors to your home, but it’s ok for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food.
  • You should not use public transport or taxis until 14 days after your return from Wuhan.
  • Where possible, contact a friend or family member to take your children to school.

 

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

If you develop a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing, you should continue to follow the advice above. Please do not leave your home until you been given advice by a clinician.