Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
Skerryvore PracticeThe BalfourForeland RoadKirkwall, KW15 1NZTel: 01856 888240
You can contact Skerryvore Practice between 8.30am and 6.00pm Monday - Friday on 888 240.
However if you require medical attention out of hours between:
0800 - 0830 Contact Balfour Hospital Swtichboard on 888 000.
1800 - 0800 Contact NHS24 on 111. More information is available on theiror at weekends website - www.nhs24.co.uk
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
The Practice will be closed on the following dates:
NHS 24 will cover the Practice during these closures.
We will be closed from 12.30pm - 2.00pm each Wednesday for staff training. If you require urgent medical assistance whilst we are closed, please contact the Balfour Hospital Switchboard on 888000.
The Practice will be closed for Training on the following Wednesday afternoons from 13:00:
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