Spring into Health
This Spring it’s more important than ever to take care of your health. Make sure you are living better and seeking the right medical help in the right place when you need it most.
If you do get ill and you’re worried about your health, please don’t put off getting help. Your NHS wants to see you before any health concerns become bigger problems.
Do you have COVID-19 symptoms?
Although the guidance has changed and it's no longer a legalr requirement to isolate, it is advised that you should stay at home and self-isolate immediately if you have COVID-19 symptoms: a new continuous cough, high temperature, or loss of smell or taste, or if you have a positive test result. Do not go to any healthcare setting.
Patients and visitors to all health and care settings within Norfolk and Waveney are still required to wear face coverings to protect the health of patients and staff.
Here are some handy tips for everyone to help minimise the risk of transmission of infectious diseases, include:
- Washing your hands every time you come indoors, and use alcohol hand gels to clean your hands when you’re out in public
- Wearing a face covering in all healthcare settings. If patients are exempt from wearing a mask, a face shield may be offered as an alternative.
- Continuing to wear a face covering in crowded or enclosed spaces, such as public transport
- Letting in fresh air when meeting indoors. Aim to open doors or windows every hour, even for just a few minutes, to help fresh air to circulate
COVID-19 hasn’t gone away, and the risk of future variants that aren’t as mild as Omicron remains. That’s why it’s important we continue to follow public health advice and following best-practice infection prevention behaviours.
You can give your NHS a hand this Spring by looking after your physical and mental health and wellbeing.
On these pages you can find a range of information and resources around some key areas that will help you feel prepared for the Spring season and help prevent health problems. You’ll also have the confidence to know how best to deal with illness should you fall ill.
Click on the links below to find local health services, and get top tips on how to keep yourself healthy and well: