The Civic Centre reception in Poulton is closed to visitors. You can still call us on 01253 891000 or e-mail:

Lockwood Surgery remains open for patients, and the civic centre will be hosting appointment only vaccination clinics. Please wear a face covering in all parts of the building.

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Symptoms and prevention


The NHS website contains information about the symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you are unwell. The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

There are other wider symptoms of coronavirus outlined by the World Health Organisation including a persistent headache and diarrhoea, so you should get a test if you feel in any way unwell.

  • If you feel unwell, get a test as soon as possible. Visit to find out how to get a test
  • Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test
  • Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result


There are simple things we can all do:

  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
  • Keep your distance from others - 2 metres is best
  • Wear a face covering where required
  • Stay home and get tested if you have any symptoms
  • Follow the latest guidance

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