Coronavirus - guidance and patient information
Coronavirus patient screening - for patients admitted to our hospital. The leaflet explains why we'll test you and what will happen.
|Post Covid advice. Information for people who have been diagnosed with, or are suspected to have had Covid.|
Patients with cancer – see our dedicated pages
General information from the NHS and other agencies:
Health Education England - a wealth of information and resources about Coronavirus
Public Health England's guidance for shielding and protecting clinically vulnerable people from Covid-19
Guidance for those under 25 who provide care for someone
NHS information and advice about the Covid-19 vaccine.
April 2021: New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremelysmall and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. Read more in this Public Heath England leaflet.
Children and babies
Advice for parents/carers of babies less than three months old during coronavirus
Advice for parents/carers during coronavirus
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust fact sheet to help explain to children
Recovering from Covid-19
Providing a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. It includes information on areas including mental health and wellbeing, to physical strength and returning to work. The site offers general advice on recovery, returning to work and information for families and carers of post-Covid 19 patients.
This website from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals also provides recovering Covid patients with information to support them during their recovery.
It provides information and advice including; coping with breathlessness, mouthcare and how to eat well as you recover. There is also advice for physical activity and help when you’re feeling down.
Thanks to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals for sharing it with us.
Public Health England have added leaflets translated into many languages about the vaccine. You can read them here.
The BBC Asian Network has created some great content on the vaccine in South Asian languages. They're in Urdu, Sylheti, Punjabi, Tamil and Gujarati.
Easy Read leaflets and information. Click on each line to read the information
|Our hospital's leaflet about going to the hospital with symptoms of coronavirus|
|Our hospital's leaflet about what happens in hospital when you have symptoms of coronavirus|
|Information about the Coronavirus vaccine written by mencap|
|Plan to end lockdown written by Cornwall People First|
If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). Read more here.