CITY health bosses have reminded people with coronavirus how to seek help if their symptoms get worse.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have opened Community Assessment Centres(CACs) across the Glasgow area. People with the virus are able to seek treatment, medication or further medical assistance if required. CACs are located at: Barr Street, Glasgow, Clydebank, Renton and Linwood.

CACs have ensured that hospital beds are freed up and that those with the virus are limiting the spread in GP surgeries and accident and emergency departments.

Dr Kerri Neylon, Deputy Medical Director for Primary Care at NHSGGC, said: “The CACs do a great job and ensure that patients who feel their symptoms are getting worse and need to be seen by a doctor, will be seen in a safe, effective, clinical environment. It also ensures Covid patients do not mix with other patients or enter Emergency Departments and GP surgeries, limiting its spread.

People who feel their symptoms are getting worse should call NHS 24 on 111 where they will receive further advice. If necessary, the team will provide an appointment for the nearest CAC.

Kerri added her thanks to staff across the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. She said: “I’d like to thank all colleagues and staff across primary care, community, and acute services, for their efforts in continuing to care for our patients and adapting to changes in demand and delivery. They are all doing an excellent job.”