Mar 03rd 2020
NHS 111 online to help with coronavirus advice
NHS 111 has been rolled out into an online service, as well as the direct helpline and you can find it at 111.nhs.uk.
This move has been put in place in light of the present global situation regarding COVID-19, the coronavirus, which has seen demand for advice on the helpline dramatically increase over the last week. According to figures from NHS England more than 35,000 people used the site in a single day over the weekend to get help and advice.
“NHS staff are working round the clock to respond to the coronavirus outbreak,” Professor Stephen Powis, NHS National Medical Director told NHS England. “We know that 111 has come under pressure as people have understandably turned to the service for help, support and advice which is why we are ploughing in funding to increase staff available to field calls.”
Access to information about the Coronavirus can be found on the NHS 111 website and also on gov.uk/coronavirus, where you can find the latest agreed advice from Public Health England.
Remember: You can help stop the spread of the disease with some very simple steps.
– Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, with a tissue or hand.
– Put used tissues in the bin immediately.
– Wash your hands afterwards and be fastidious about hand washing in general.
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