Dalston Practice 1B Madinah Road London E8 1PG Tel: 020 7275 0077 Fax: 020 7923 9209
Hackney council has produced an interactive page with support services available to residents during this difficult time (this includes help with food and medication delivery).
Testing for Coronavirus
Anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can get a free test to check if they have the virus. Some people without symptoms can have the test too. Click here for more information
What to do if you need medical help
If you need medical help or advice, please call the practice on 020 7275 0077.
You can also:
- Use the NHS website or check the practice website for health information and advice.
- Use the NHS 111 online service or call 111.
- For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance.
If you need to contact a GP, please telephone the practice and we will then give you advice about what to do. We are likely to book you in for a phone or video call with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional. You'll only be asked to visit the surgery if absolutely necessary.
Read more advice about getting medical help at home.
Other things you can do to stop the infection spreading
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people, if you need to go outside
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time.
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.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at gov.uk/coronavirus.
The free NHS COVID-19 app is a vital part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England.
Use this service if you have been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer.
Get a test to check if you have coronavirus, find out what testing involves and understand your test result.
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services during coronavirus.
Help and support for your recovery after COVID-19.
All the information you need to know about COVID-19 vaccination.
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you or your child has them.
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
Find out about long COVID and see what help and support is available.
Find out about coronavirus (COVID-19) health research studies and how you may be able to take part.
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Find out what you can and cannot do.