Update regarding the temporary closure of the Skelmersdale walk in centre

Update regarding the temporary closure of the Skelmersdale walk in centre

Please see below an update with regards to the temporary closure of the Skelmersdale walk-in centre yesterday (Monday 24 February 2020) and earlier today (Tuesday 25 February 2020)

Jackie Moran, Director of Integration and Transformation at NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “The walk-in centre in Skelmersdale was required to temporarily close to enable a clean of the centre as a routine precautionary measure in line with national guidance. The clean is now complete and the walk-in centre is reopen to patients.

“We apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused.  Safety is our priority and we have been working with our providers Virgin Care and public health teams to make sure there is no risk to staff and patients.”

Advice for patient and members of the public:

Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province and other specified areas

If you have travelled from:

  • Iran
  • Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy
  • Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea
  • Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)

You should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

Travellers from other parts of China and other specified areas

This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas:

  • China
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Macau

If you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

Please follow this advice even if your symptoms are minor.

If you have returned from these areas since February 19 and develop symptoms please follow this advice. You do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms.

  • Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini),
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar

Anyone who meets the above criteria is advised not to go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Instead they should call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Information for the public is available at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

If you have returned from these specific areas since February 19, you should call NHS111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:

  • Iran
  • Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy
  • Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea
  • Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)

If you have returned from these areas since February 19th and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS111. You do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms.

  • Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini),
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar