Oh, fuck yeah. Covid. It'll be a while that I get this seen too. Agh, I'll be fine for the moment, I could feel the vibrations so It's not gonna get me in any dangerous trouble for the moment.
You'd only get a referral to a consultant (and thus a trip to the hospital) if it's something so serious your GP can't deal with it (in which case you will have made 100% the right decision to have gone to your GP sooner rather than later).
And no you really don't need a face guard to go to your GP or the hospital, that's so overkill and would look ridiculous; even the vast, vast majority of hospital staff aren't wearing those (covid wards being an exception, of course, but you wouldn't be going anywhere near one), just masks and gloves.