DOCTORS have warned that people who have life threatening symptoms should still seek treatment despite the Coronavirus outbreak.

GPs have said that people should still go to A&E and call 999 if they have symptoms like chest pain or the signs of a stroke.

Distington GP Dr Helen Horton said: “We have really seen people respond to the stay at home message to support our NHS, but we need to make sure that people who should be getting medical support continue to receive it.

“We know that there are lots of things that don’t need an immediate response, but some things do, and other health conditions don’t disappear because we have to prioritise Covid-19."

Patients should call 999 or go to A&E if they experience chest pain, have stroke symptoms such as a drooping face or slurred speech or any serious injury

Dr Horton added: “Please think carefully and seek help or advice for new symptoms and if you need regular monitoring.

“If it is something that can wait then please do.

"But if it can’t, please ring.”