Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.
While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday, NHS England have released a statement reminding the public that everyone accessing or visiting all healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules, in line with current infection prevention control guidelines.
Therefore, from Monday 19th July nothing will change at the surgery – patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE.
We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the COVID vaccination due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people.
Thank you for your co-operation