COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR CASTLE CARROCK
A Message From Cumbria County Council
A Message From Brampton Medical Practice
Please do not request medication “just in case” as this has the potential to create shortages and is adding to the volume of additional dispensing for our team.
Staff shortages have led to the closure of our branch surgeries at Wetheral and Corby Hill. It has now become necessary to centralise all of our collections into one site to further reduce footfall at the Brampton surgery so that our dispensers can concentrate on dispensing medication. Therefore from Monday 30th March 2020 ALL medication collections will be from William Howard School in Brampton between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
There will be a very small number of exceptions to this where patients will be contacted by the Dispensary to collect their medication from Brampton surgery. Please do not come to Brampton surgery to collect medication unless you are first contacted by us.
Please allow 5 full working days (Monday to Friday) for medication to be dispensed.
As this is reliant on volunteers please do not request this service unless absolutely necessary and priority will be given to patients in Very High Risk groups as identified by government letters. Other options for medication collection are family, friends or neighbours who may be bringing you other essentials and also the various community volunteer groups which are being set up.
If you are asking someone else to collect your medication they will need to know
- Your name and address
- Date of Birth
- How many items you are expecting
- Whether you pay for your prescription or what your exemption – this is the box you would normally tick on the back of your prescription.
From all of the practice staff - Thank you for your patience and understanding and for the lovely messages of support that many of you have taken the time to send.
Special Shopping Hours for the Elderly, Vulnerable, NHS & Social Workers
OAP, Vulnerable, NHS, Social Workers
Monday, Wednesday, Friday8am - 9am
Hours reduced to 8am-8pm Mon-Sat
Limit of 3 items each | 2 for high demand items
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9am - 10am
Reduced opening hours 6am-10pm
Limit of 2 for high demand items
Check with your local store
Open 8am-8pm Mon-Sat
Open 7:30am-5pm Mon-Sat
OAPs, Vulnerable, NHS
opening - 9am
Reduced opening hours. Now open 6am-midnight
Limit of 3 items each
Check with your local store
Vulnerable & Carers
Monday - Saturday
8am - 9am
10am - 11am
Take Aways With Delivery
Local Stores Who Will Deliver
Basic Box | £10
NHS Advice To Stay Safe
- 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
- wash your hands as soon as you get back home
- 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
Everyone Must Stay At Home
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus. Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses. Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness. You'll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.
Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets. It's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.