New national guidelines encourage face covering in healthcare settings and enclosed spaces, therefore practice staff members will be wearing face masks to protect our patients. Patients coming to the practice will be expected to wear a face covering, which could be a scarf or homemade mask. These face coverings should cover the mouth and nose while allowing the wearer to breathe comfortably.
Children are not required to wear face covering when visiting the practice and we do recommend that face coverings should not be used by infants or toddlers due to increased risk of suffocation and the increased risk of becoming tangled.
Patients will also be encouraged to keep a physical distance from other people as they move through the building and use the alcohol gel dispensers on entering and leaving the practice.
Wherever possible, patients are being asked to attend their appointment alone and no more than 15 minutes before the time of their appointment. There are exceptions for patients with dementia, learning disabilities and other conditions where a carer needs to attend.
If you have any concerns regarding your arranged visit to the practice, please do not hesitate to contact the practice to allow us to address your concerns.