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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.


The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at

Hay Fever or COVID-19?

It can be really easy to mistake hay fever and some of the early symptoms of COVID-19, especially when we are all very aware, and being very careful. This poster is aimed at helping you to spot the key differences between hay fever and COVID-19. 

Local Information


GP Practices

 Rotherham GP Practices working hard to minimise risk to patients.

All of our surgeries are still open however please RING your practice FIRST. Do not go into the practice, advice will be given over the phone.

Extended Access Appointments: Extended Access appointments on weekends are available, please contact your GP practice and ask for an Extended Access Appointment. 



The majority of Rotherham pharmacies are now implementing partial closures in order to maintain safety, allow staff to reset and fully clean the Pharmacy during the current Coronavirus pandemic. 

Most Pharmacies are opening late at 10am, Closed 12 noon until 2pm and then close again at 4pm or 5pm.

Pharmacy staff are working hard to ensure medication is available for patients when they need it. Please be polite and considerate and observe the 2 metre distance when visiting a pharmacy.  


National Information


If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough, loss of smell and taste or a high temperature, public guidance is available at