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If you or a member of your household have COVID symptoms:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 however mild, you must self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. You should arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19 – go to testing to arrange. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If you are not experiencing symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19 you also must self-isolate for at least 10 days, starting from the day the test was taken. If you develop symptoms during this isolation period, you must restart your 10-day isolation from the day you develop symptoms.

After 10 days, if you still have a temperature you should continue to self-isolate and seek medical advice over the telephone, DO NOT go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. 

If you live with others, all other 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 household became ill or if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken. If anyone else in the household starts displaying symptoms, they must stay at home for at least 10 days from when their symptoms appear, regardless of what day they are on in their original 14-day isolation period. 

ISOLATING means:

  • Do not leave the house for any reason
  • Do not go shopping
  • Do not go to your neighbours
  • Do not visit your family
  • Do not allow anyone who does not live with you, to enter your house
  • Do not visit your GP, pharmacy or hospital

COVID Assessment Hub

The COVID Assessment Hub is open 24/7 and located at the Integrated Care Centre (ICC) - New Radcliffe Street, Oldham OL1 1NL. The Hub has been created for people who have possible symptoms of coronavirus and are unwell, but do not need a 999 response.

The Hub allows us to provide telephone, video and face-to-face consultations and arrange GP home visits when required and appropriate. This lowers the risk to patients and staff as they will be able to be seen by primary care in a safe and dedicated environment.

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Oldham Cares new COVID Hub

For up to date information regarding Corona virus please click the following links:

https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

https://gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.oldham.gov.uk/coronavirus

Coronavirus: Emergency Need Helpline

The Council, Oldham Foodbank and Action Together are working together to coordinate the delivery of emergency food and other essential personal and basic household items to people in need.

This offer will be for people who are unable to leave the house and don’t have a trusted friend, neighbour or family member to help them. This could be someone of any age.

A new helpline is now live for people to call for help.

0161 770 7007
Open from:
9.00am - 5.00pm on weekdays
11.00am - 2.00pm on weekends

Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

If you are unwell you can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

pdfDownload the Temporary Resident Registration Form