Corona Virus Information
If you have fever or cough or shortness of breath and are concerned you may have corona virus, ring the surgery at 01-2877235 .
Self-isolate until you hear back from us.
We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
There is no fee for this but we will need your PPS number if you don't have a medical card.
Back to School
It’s great that kids are going back to school. It’s important that children wear a face-mask. This is for their own protection, as well as others. A face-shield does not protect as much as a mask. If you think your child can't wear a facemask, then they should wear a faceshield. This is something to be discussed between parents and the school. It's not a medical decision. We will not be issuing certs for face coverings.
If you need to see one of us in the surgery, we will make sure that you are as safe as you can possibly be and you will not be sitting in a crowded waiting room. We'll bring you straight in from your car.
If you have to stand outside the door for any reason, please use the distancing markers.
ANY symptoms of respiratory tract infection - cough, cold, sore throat, etc - STAY AT HOME AND SELF-ISOLATE.
Read this leaflet
We will take all possible steps to minimise the risk to all of our patients and staff.
GPs are not informed about all results, believe it or not! If the HSE contact you to say you are positive, please let us know.
If you are unwell and need to see a doctor over a weekend,
ring EDoc at 01-223 4500.
If we have already requested a Covid test, there is a significant delay in the results, beyond our control.
The HSE will contact you with these results.
Not all results to date are coming back to GPs.
If you are positive for corona virus, please let us know.
Ring the surgery on 2877235, you will be asked some questions about the reason for your call (we are really sorry to have to do this, but these are not ordinary times).
Your number will be taken and one of the medical or nursing staff will ring you back.
We'll then arrange to see you, or deal with your issue over the phone, in an appropriate fashion.
If you have prescriptions or forms to collect, we will arrange to get them to you or for you to pick them up, if urgent, at a particular time.
New Testing Criteria
Testing will not be done unless you have fever AND cough or short of breath
OR Any respiratory symptom AND in contact with confirmed or probable Covid case
AND you are a healthcare worker or have a chronic illness or a household contact of an at-risk group or staff/ resident in a long-term care facility or pregnant (not because of an increased risk but because of need to attend appointments or deliver!).
If you do not fit the above, then:
If you have some symptoms of a respiratory infection, you should stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days from the start of your symptoms, the last 5 days of which should be without fever.
Household contacts should also restrict their movements for 14 days after you go into self isolation.
Go to https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/selfisolationathome/ for more info.
If you still think you fit the criteria for testing, please ring us on 01-2877235 and we will arrange a further triage.
Thanks for your help with this.
Take care out there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmg86CRBBtw
All the best.
The Team at Greystones Harbour Family Practice
To protect yourself and others from coronavirus (COVID-19) it’s important to think about how the virus is spread. Corona Virus is spread in sneeze or cough droplets. To infect you, it has to get from an infected person's nose or mouth into your eyes, nose or mouth. This can be direct or indirect (on hands, objects, surfaces). Keep this in mind. It will help you remember all the things you need to do to protect yourself and others from the virus.
Self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people. You may need to do this if you have symptoms of Corona Virus.This is to stop other people from getting it.
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Symptoms of Corona Virus
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear. The main symptoms to look out for are:
— A Cough: this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
— Shortness of Breath
— Breathing Difficulties
— Fever ( High Temperature)
Other symptoms are fatigue, headaches, sore throat, aches and pains. The National Public Health Emergency Team has advised anyone who has symptoms to self-isolate for 14 days. Read More