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The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
  • New continuous cough and/or
  • High temperature
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste  

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
Find out more about UK Gov Coronavirus Response
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We have been established for over 50 years working closely with local GP Practices to provide the local community with our friendly and knowledgeable advice. We pride ourselves on our second to none services using the expertise of our staff consisting of two Pharmacists

Mushtaq Ismail MRPharmS, Miss Charlene Thompson MRpharmS
A current 'Pre-Registration Pharmacist, two dispensing technicians and two counter staff.
As well as offering an increasingly comprehensive range of dispensing services,one of our specialities is that we provide :

  • Tailor made service for the elderly, providing them with a weekly prescription collection and delivery system to help them manage their medication with ease.
  • Medicines Management upon request for Nursing/Residential Homes part of  the Umbrella scheme for sexual Health in Birmingham.
  • Our Smoking Cessation programme for quitters has proven to be one of the most effective in the South Birmingham area.
  • Charlene Thompson is also accredited to provide Champix for Smoking cessation.
  • We also like to ensure the safe and effective use of all your medication so offer a 'review service' with any information you need if necessary.
  • For the evaluation of cardiovascular risk we offer a free 'Heart 'MOT' Service.
  • We can provide a Minor Ailments Scheme which cuts out the need for lengthy waiting times at surgeries.
  • Having a private consultation room means you can discuss any problem with upmost confidence.
  • We can dispose of all your unwanted medicines safely.
  • Discreet Emergency Hormonal Contraception is available, no appointment necessary.

Let us help you take charge of your health at Whites Pharmacy

788 Alcester Road, South Birmingham
West Midlands, B14 5EZ, UK
Tel: 0121 430 5435

788 Alcester Road
West Midlands
B14 5EZ
0121 430 5435
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