As we have to learn to live with coronavirus (COVID-19), there are actions we can all take to help reduce the risk of catching COVID-19 and passing it on to others. These actions will also help to reduce the spread of other respiratory infections, such as flu, which can spread easily and may cause serious illness in some people.
We wish to inform all of our patients that you will continue to be required to wear a face mask upon entering our buildings. This will enable us to keep our most vulnerable groups of patients safe whilst they are on the premises. It is also important that our Doctors, Nurses, Phlebotomists and wider administration teams are kept safe to enable us to have the work force to provide the services that you expect from us on a daily basis. If members of the team develop covid they will be unable to come to work and this will in turn affect the appointment system, cause further delays and require us to cancel appointments. Face masks have been proven to reduce the risk of transmission of airborne viruses and are a minor inconvenience for a short visit to the surgery. Scarfs, collars or tissues are not acceptable alternatives.
Our reception team will ensure that all patients are wearing a face mask upon entering the building. If you decline to wear a mask you may be asked to wait outside to be triaged again and it is possible you may have to be seen in the car park.
Thank you for your continuous support.