How to get help this August bank holiday

August 26, 2020

NHS North Kirklees and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCGs are reminding people that the NHS is still here for you this August bank holiday.      

For many, the August bank holiday is the last chance to enjoy what is left of the British summer. This year it’s important to enjoy the summer safely by following the latest guidance for Kirklees to help control the spread of Coronavirus.

If you, or someone you live with, have Coronavirus symptoms, no matter how mild, you must get a test as soon as possible. There are a number of places in Kirklees where you can get tested. Get a test by calling 119 or book through the NHS website.

GP practices in Kirklees will be closed on bank holiday Monday, 31 August, but health professionals are still here to help. 

For non-urgent, minor conditions, community pharmacists can give advice on over the counter medications and treatments. A number of fully trained pharmacy teams will be available throughout the bank holiday weekend and should be your first point of call for any minor health condition. Always check the NHS website for opening times.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including the entire bank holiday weekend for more urgent health concerns. The service is also available online at https://111.nhs.uk/, as well as by phone.

People are reminded to only go to their local A&E department or dial 999 for critical or life-threatening situations.

Mental health support and guidance is just a phone call away, 0800 183 0558 for anyone registered with GP practice in Kirklees. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and people don’t have to have used mental health services before. Carers, or those concerned about a loved one or friend, can also call for advice.

If you need to go to pharmacy or are advised to attend the hospital people are reminded to wear a face covering, if they are able to, and follow the social distancing guidance put in place.

 

Further information about all the support available this bank holiday is available on the CCGs websites.

 

NHS North Kirklees CCG: https://www.northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk/news/how-to-get-help-this-august-bank-holiday/

NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG: https://www.greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk/how-to-get-help-this-august-bank-holiday/