If you need health advice or support over the Bank Holiday weekend you can contact NHS 111. This service is also available online and is open 24 hours a day.
For information about pharmacy opening times in Oxfordshire on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August see here.
Other services available in Oxfordshire over the Bank Holiday weekend:
Mental Health support
Call the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire 24/7 mental health helpline: Adults: 0800 783 0119 or
Children and young people: 0800 783 0121.
Minor Injuries Units (MIU)
Please visit Oxford Health’s website for information on opening hours of minor injuries units (you will need to book an appointment via NHS 111 before visiting a unit – see here).
Emergency Departments (A&E) and the 999 emergency ambulance
These services provide vital care for life-threatening emergencies, such as loss of consciousness, suspected heart attack or stroke, severe breathing difficulties or severe bleeding that cannot be stopped. In these cases call 999 immediately.
If you think you need urgent dental treatment:
• call your usual dentist in the first instance who will advise on emergency treatment
• use the NHS 111 online service if you cannot contact your dentist or you do not have one
• for more dental information see here.
Non COVID conditions
We are reminding everyone to seek urgent care and treatment at all times, especially for symptoms of stroke and heart attack. Delays in getting treatment pose a long term risk to health. And, we encourage people to use other important services – such as cancer screening and care, maternity appointments, immunisations and mental health support. These services can all be accessed safely. For further information please visit our ‘Help Us Help You’ advice page.
There is also advice and support for people who may be worried about COVID-19 infection see here with links to the all the latest local and national guidance about symptoms, testing and how to get the care you need. Remember, wearing a face mask or covering is compulsory at many indoor settings such as shops and public transport – for more information see here.
If you have coronavirus symptoms
If you have any coronavirus symptoms, you must self-isolate immediately and call 119 to book a test.
Visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/stopthespread for more information.
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Published: 28 August 2020