Advice about COVID-19 (coronavirus)

23 November 2021

The NHS in London and Public Health England (PHE) have put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services continue to be available to the public.

You must wear a face mask in our hospital and clinics

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) vaccine

  • The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
  • For more information about the vaccine and the current eligibility to receive it, please visit the NHS website here.
  • We do not book vaccination appointments for the general public. if you are eligible, you can book your vaccination on the NHS website here, or by calling 119.
  • We do not make or change your vaccination appointments. Please use the contacts above.

How the Trust is operating its services

General concerns about COVID-19

COVID-19 testing

We do not provide testing for the general public. If you are looking to get a test, London boroughs often offer such a service, please check on your local council website. A swab test finds if you have the virus that causes COVID-19, a blood test says whether you have been exposed to it.

When should I self-isolate?

Reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Keep a safe distance (social distancing)
  • 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
  • Clean your surroundings
  • 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
  • Follow the latest advice on wearing masks or face coverings
  • Get tested if you have symptoms
NHS England recommends that you do a rapid lateral flow test on days when you’re more likely to catch or spread COVID-19. The tests should be done even if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19.