Please do not visit our hospital if you think you may have coronavirus. See below for advice about what to do.

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All media enquiries relating to Coronavirus are being dealt with by the Department of Health and Social Care centrally. Hospital Communications teams can only signpost media enquiries to the central team. Please contact their team on 020 7972 1186, 020 7972 3023, or 020 7972 2329

The NHS in Barnsley and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. We have put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at nhs.uk/coronavirus.

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.

More detailed information is available at Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

Barnsley Council – Emergency contact centre for vulnerable people

A new emergency contact centre to respond to COVID-19 related emergencies for vulnerable people and families.

For people of families that need emergency support; such as essential supplies, help with medication, and those who may benefit from over-the-phone befriending.

You can register family members on their behalf if they need emergency help.

Take a look at our webpage at barnsley.gov.uk/covid-19-emergency-support and fill out the online form.

If you have no internet access, you can call 01226 774444, from Monday to
Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.

The contact centre is not for general enquiries