Right now many people feel worried about going to hospital or taking up a doctor’s time. We explain which symptoms are still important to get checked by a medical expert.
Don’t delay because you think hospitals are too busy, or because you’re worried about the virus. The NHS still has systems in place to treat people who need urgent heart or stroke treatment. In hospital there are strict procedures in place to ensure patients are kept apart from those suffering from suspected or confirmed coronavirus, making it very unlikely that you will become infected. Many GPs are offering phone and online consultations at the moment, so it is likely that you can speak to your GP without having to leave the house.