From 19 July 2021 the surgery will continue with the following:
Patients coming to the surgery will still need to wear a suitable face covering that covers nose and mouth, use the hand sanitiser that we provide and socially distance. Only one person will be allowed into the room for any face to face consultation – children and people with a carer can be accompanied by ONE adult. Our staff will continue to wear appropriate PPE.
We have made this decision as patients coming to the surgery are often sick, vulnerable and may be unvaccinated due to medical reasons. We feel that these precautions will help protect everyone.
We also need to minimise the number of our staff catching COVID so a functioning service is maintained, so for this reason alone these measures are vital.
Our consultations will continue as they have throughout the pandemic and will be offered via phone, video or face to face if clinically appropriate. We are also using eConsult.
We have all come so far in trying to minimise the impact of COVID and we need to continue to protect our staff and patients.We would also like to take this opportunity to remind people that we have a Zero Tolerance Policy in place at the practice. Our staff have been experiencing higher levels of physical and verbal abuse. We do realize that people can become upset when they are or poorly but abuse towards staff is not acceptable.
If you (or your children) have
A NEW persistent cough
Have a high temperature (37.8C or above) or feel hot to touch on your chest or back
A NEW loss of sense of taste or smell
You, and your whole household, should stay at home and self-isolate. You should do this for at least 10 days, and the rest of your household for at least 10 days as well. You should also arrange a Covid test by calling 119. If you feel worse or your symptoms last longer than 10 days, DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY, but telephone us or call 111 for advice.
- You can arrange a Covid test online HERE
- You can get more information about Coronavirus HERE
- Please note if you or a household member has been diagnosed with suspected Covid and you are self isolating, you can access a medical certificate HERE
- Details on exemption from wearing a face mask are available HERE
- You can get NHS 111 advice online HERE