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The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
  • New continuous cough and/or
  • High temperature
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness If you have coronavirus symptoms:
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home
  • Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home
  • Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
  • Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
  • If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
  • Visit NHS 111 Online for more information

Stay at Home
  • If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section below for more information)
  • If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
  • It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. (See ending isolation section below for more information
  • If you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
  • If you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
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Mar 2020
Revised Hours of Opening - Lunchtime Closures - 1pm - 2pm
With effect from MONDAY 23rd March please note your branch of Swettenham Chemists will be closing at lunchtimes between 1pm - 2pm. This will allow us to run more efficiently and allow us to continue to provide an efficient and effective service. We thank you for your co-operation at this time. More advice: nhs.uk/coronavirus https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-pharmacies-urge-public-to-only-buy-medicines-they-need-amid-panic-buying-11962736
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Mar 2020
Delivery Service
Delivery of medication from our pharmacies to patients who are either in home isolation or practising social distancing will be vital in the months to come and will place our delivery service under significant strain. With the government advice leaning towards people age 70 years old to self isolate, we are looking at the most efficient way we can support our customers and deliver medication to them. If any of our customers affected can make arrangements for a friend/family member to collect medication orders if possible this will release delivery slots to help those self isolating. We thank you for your support at this busy time.
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Mar 2020
Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
The Government has now released new guidance for households with possible infection. The advice is intended for:
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Mar 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal...
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Mar 2020
Dementia Friends - Become a dementia Friend
At Swettenham Chemists we are proud to be Dementia Friends. We train our staff to help patients with dementia, make sure our premises are dementia friendly, signpost patients to organisations who provide support for patients and carers and help to raise awareness of dementia. Become a dementia friend by visiting: http://dementiafriends.org.uk
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Mar 2020
Coronavirus Update - U3A - Bromborough
Marie, Pharmacy Manager, (Bromborough) recently visited Members of Bromborough's U3A (University of the 3rd Age) to provide an update on the latest information and also the things we can all can do to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading. More info visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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Feb 2020
Chatter Chairs - Healthy Living
Ally and Lee visited Chatter Chairs to raise awareness of the healthy living services available at your local Swettenham Chemists and offering FREE blood pressure tests. Chatter Chairs offers friendly chair-based exercise sessions using weights and equipment to improve strength, flexibility and coordination. The classes have been a huge hit with the local community in Chester, try a class and find out for yourself.... https://chatterchairs.co.uk/#healthyliving
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Jan 2020
Community Pharmacy Survey 2019 - Results
Thank you to all our customers for completing the annual NHS questionnaires. We are pleased to confirm that once again you have rated our staff 100% in every branch. We always remember that you have a choice and our wonderful staff work very hard to make us your favourite pharmacy! Thank you for choosing Swettenham Chemists. The results are available on our website and within our branches and at our branch NHS web pages. - www.nhs.uk
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Dec 2019
Christmas Jumper Day - 2019 - Save The Children
Staff at Swettenham Chemists today got into the festive spirit for a serious cause to help support Save the Children UK's Christmas Jumper Day appeal. Here they are rocking their Christmas jumpers. We would like to thank our generous customers for their support and for helping us to raise...
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Dec 2019
2019 Radio City's Christmas Mission Appeal
Here is just a selection of the gifts which our wonderful customers have donated towards Radio City 96.7 2019's Mission Christmas appeal. We have now delivered all of the kind gifts to Radio City's drop off point. Thank you for helping us to make a difference this Christmas....
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Dec 2019
ELF DAY 2019
Here's our hard working Rock Ferry Swettenham elves who have helped to support and raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society. We would like to thank our generous customers for their kind donations. # elfday2019
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Dec 2019
Save the Children's - Christmas Jumpers Day
We're getting silly about a serious cause by donning our Christmas jumpers. Pop in on Friday 13th December and take a look at us dressed up in our festive woollies. If you can spare a few pennies for Save the Children that would be great but our main aim is to see you and to brighten up...
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Nov 2019
Christmas Tree Festival - St Barnabas Church - Bromborough
We've been over at St Barnabas' Church in Bromborough today to deliver our Swettenham Chemists' Christmastree for the Christmas Tree Festival. The Christmas Tree Festival begins on 27th November and runs until December 4th - with local businesses and community groups coming together to...
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Nov 2019
Welcome Kate
We are delighted to welcome Kate to our Swettenham’s team as pharmacy manager at our Kingsway branch. Kate will be continuing to offer outstanding pharmaceutical care to our patients. Kate is looking forward to getting to know the local community and supporting their healthcare needs....
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Nov 2019
Mission For Christmas - 2019
Following the kind generosity of our customers on 2018, Swettenham Chemists are supporting Radio City's Mission for Christmas 2019 and acting as a drop off point for any gifts you would like to donate. All gifts should be new and unwrapped. Please donate just one gift if you can and drop...
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Nov 2019
Ask Your Pharmacist Campaign Week - 11th - 18th November 2019
Ask Your Pharmacist (AYP) Week is the flagship annual public awareness campaign for community pharmacy across the UK and this year is taking place during the 11-18 November 2019.This year’s campaign is advising patientsto make the most of the clinical advice available on your doorstep at your...
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Nov 2019
Help Us, Help You - Stay Well this Winter’ flu vaccination campaign
This winter NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England is once again running the overarching NHS Winter Pressures campaign – ‘Help Us, Help You’ - to help the public understand how they can stay well this winter and access appropriate services. The winter...
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Oct 2019
Helping the Wirral, and Cheshire to Hear Better…at Swettenham Chemists
Qualified Hearing Aid Audiologist, Helen Thompson-Parry BSc RHAD has recently launched Renew Hearing Care, to help people living in the Wirral, Liverpool and Cheshire hear better. Across the UK there are approximately 11 million people living with a hearing loss, which equates to around...
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Oct 2019
Stoptober - Healthy Lungs - Breathe Freely
It's Stoptober and here at Swettenham Chemists we are taking part in the National Public Health campaign to provide information on "Why are healthy lungs important" At Swettenham Chemists we offer advice and support to help you look after your lungs or help you manage your condition and...
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Sep 2019
Our Flu Vaccines have now arrived. We offer a full NHS and private service. Just call in or book an appointment at your branch. Get your flu jab and protect yourself this winter. Contact us at http://bit.ly/2o1H9a5 #fluvacc #fluiscoming
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