Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Hungary

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Hungary.Sign up for email alertsThis information is about living in Hungary. Theres different guidance if youre visiting Hungary.The Hungarian state healthcare system is funded by the National Health Insurance Fund (Orszgos Egszsgbiztostsi Pnztr (OEP)).Most healthcare is free if youre making social security contributions, but you may have to pay for some things, such as medicines and medical equipment.UK nationals usually access the Hungarian healthcare system in one of these ways: paying social security contributions using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) for temporary…

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Detailed guide: PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)

The PPE portal can be used by social care and primary care providers to get critical coronavirus (COVID-19) personal protective equipment (PPE).Providers who can use the service will receive an email invitation to register.The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has partnered with eBay, Clipper Logistics and Royal Mail to develop this service.Who can use the portalYou can only log in and place an order if youve received an email invitation to register.The PPE portal can be used by: GPs residential social care providers domiciliary social care providers pharmacies dentists orthodontists optometrists childrens care homes and secure homes childrens residential special schools community drug and alcohol services…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Austria

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Austria.Sign up for email alerts.Austria has a state health insurance fund (the sterreichische Gesundheitskasse) that you pay into each month to access state healthcare.You may still have to pay on top of this to use some parts of the healthcare system.UK nationals usually access the Austrian healthcare system in one of these ways: paying for state health insurance through your employer paying for state health insurance directly using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) for temporary stays registering a UK-issued S1 form with…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Portugal

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Portugal.Sign up for email alerts.This information is about living in Portugal. Theres different guidance about visiting Portugal.You need to be registered as a resident in Portugal to access state healthcare.State healthcare in Portugal is not completely free. Healthcare costs are covered by the state, and patients pay standard user fees, known as taxas moderadoras.UK nationals usually access the Portuguese healthcare system in one of these ways: registering to use the Portuguese national health service as a resident using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Germany

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Germany.Sign up for email alerts.This information is about living in Germany. Theres different guidance about visiting Germany.You must have health insurance cover to live in Germany. You may still have to pay for some services or to use some parts of the healthcare system.German residents join a health insurer called a Krankenkasse and pay monthly insurance contributions.Around 90% of residents join a statutory health insurer (gesetzliche Krankenkasse).Around 10% of residents join a private health insurer (private Krankenkasse).UK nationals usually access the German healthcare system in one of these ways: joining…

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

You can get a swab test to check if you currently have coronavirus. This is part of the 5-pillar strategy for coronavirus testing. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing.Who can be testedAnyone with symptoms can get a coronavirus test, whatever their age.You may be offered a test if you do not have symptoms. For example, if you work in a hospital or care home, if you attend a university or school, or if there is community testing where you live.Register a home test kitThis advice applies to home swab test kits that are sent to a lab for processing (PCR tests).Once youve taken your…

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Detailed guide: Get a test for coronavirus (COVID-19) if you do not have symptoms

Who can get a testYou may be able to get a test in England to check if you have coronavirus without having symptoms.Devolved administrations are also working on their plans for testing if you do not have symptoms in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. See your nations website for more details of all forms of coronavirus testing in your area.Coronavirus symptoms are: a high temperature a new, continuous cough a loss or change to your sense of smell or tasteIf you have symptoms, it is important that you get a test for people with symptoms online or by calling 119.How to get a test if you do not…

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

You can get a swab test to check if you currently have coronavirus. This is part of the 5-pillar strategy for coronavirus testing. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing.Who can be testedAnyone with symptoms can get a coronavirus test, whatever their age.You may be offered a test if you do not have symptoms. For example, if you work in a hospital or care home, if you attend a university or school, or if there is community testing where you live.Register a home test kitThis advice applies to home swab test kits that are sent to a lab for processing (PCR tests).Once youve taken your…

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Detailed guide: The R number and growth rate in the UK

Latest R number and growth rateLatest R number range for the UK 0.8 to 1.0Latest growth rate range for the UK -4% to -1% per dayAn R number between 0.8 and 1.0 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 8 and 10 other people.A growth rate of between -4% and -1% means that the number of new infections is shrinking by between 1% and 4% every day.The UK estimates of R and growth rate are averages over different epidemiological situations and should be regarded as a guide to the general trend rather than a description of the epidemic state. Given the increasingly localised approach…

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Detailed guide: Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

This document provides information for adult social care providers about COVID-19 guidance and support. See the full list of adult social care guidance produced by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE).This page will be updated to reflect new DHSC, NHS and PHE advice.The guidance relates to England unless stated otherwise.Help with infection prevention and controlGuidance for social care providers on how to prevent, control and protect care workers and those they care for from COVID-19 infection.Infection controlLinks to appropriate PPE resources:See Securing PPE and related supplies below for information on how to access PPE.Supporting staff members at higher risk from COVID-19The…

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