This is an important message from Dr Anna Davey, Chair of NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, about local healthcare over the Easter period:
"It is vital that all residents across mid and south Essex play their part this Easter, in following social distancing guidance, staying at home and using the NHS responsibly so that services are there for those who really need it.
"Over the bank holiday weekend, please be reassured that the NHS is still seeing patients who need it, if you have a non-Covid related health issue, it is important you still seek the appropriate medical attention, we can and will help you. If you have a life-threatening emergency it is important you call 999.
"If you do have the symptoms of Covid-19, you should not go out at all for seven days and your family or flatmates should not go out for 14 days. If you are concerned with your symptoms and want advice you should go to 111 online. If you don’t have internet access call 111.
"This year, local pharmacies have been asked to open between 2pm and 5pm on both bank holidays. Some pharmacies may have adjusted their usual opening times so we would advise you check before you travel. You can find your nearest pharmacy by visiting nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy.
"I would like to sincerely thank all the NHS staff and volunteers across mid and south Essex who continue to do their jobs in this concerning time to keep the rest of the community cared for and secure."
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