19th July 2021 – no change to face covering or social distancing rules for patients, staff and visitors at your GP practice.
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.
From 19th July nothing will change at the surgery. Patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser, and staff will continue to wear PPE.
If you are unable to, or are exempt from wearing a mask, you will be asked to not enter the practice, we will assess each case on an individual basis.
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 vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we will continue to follow the national guidance from Public Health England.
There is no change to the requirement for everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings to continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.
The full statement from England’s Chief Nurse is available here: www.england.nhs.uk/nhs-patients-staff-and-visitors-must-continue-to-wear-face-coverings-in-healthcare-settings