Coronavirus - useful links

General Information

Numbers of positive cases

The number of confirmed cases across HIOW is available on the national Public Health England website which is updated daily.

Patients -

Social Distancing Advice 

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection -

WHO Dashboard -


Primary Care

COVID-19: guidance for primary care -
NHS England - Symptoms, mode of transmission, case/contact definition and situational reports. -



QUICK GUIDE - Putting on (donning) personal protective equipment (PPE) COVID-19 

QUICK GUIDE - Removal of (doffing) personal protective equipment (PPE)


Reporting to PHE - local PHE Health Protection Team.

PHE Hampshire and Isle of Wight Health Protection Team (South East), Fareham Borough Council Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham, PO16 7AZ

Phone: 0344 225 3861 (option 1 to 4 depending on area)

Out of hours for health professionals only: please phone 0844 9670082

Complete the Minimum Data Set Form 1 and send by secure email to
Laboratories performing testing must ensure that their local LIMS is set up to report daily to PHE by 7am.

Reporting to PHE

local PHE Health Protection Team.


COVID-19: how to arrange laboratory testing

South East Southampton lab Southampton General Hospital 023 8120 6408 023 8077 7222 (ask for out of hours Microbiology biomedical scientist)




Continue to take if become unwell with flu/coronavirus follow ‘sick day rules’: Diabetes UK:


Health Service Executive Ireland:

ACE Inhibitors -

Position Statement of the ESC Council on Hypertension on ACE-Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

The Renal Association:

British Cardiovascular Society:

European Society Of Cardiology:

Medication for Rheumatology (glucocorticoids, Biologics & DMARDs)

 “Continue to take but If patients develop symptoms of any infection, established practice should be followed and immunosuppressive therapy paused for the duration of the infection and until they feel well, in consultation with their rheumatology team. The expectation is for those on glucocorticoids (steroids, prednisolone) where treatment should not be stopped abruptly and advice should be sought from their treating team.”

British Society for Rheumatology:



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