We would like to reassure you that it is safe to visit your practice and that we are doing all we can to ensure we offer the very best care and support, in the most safe and convenient way possible.
As you will know, the Prime Minister has confirmed that public restrictions have been significantly eased on 19th July. It should be noted that the Government’s ‘COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021’ guidance states “Health and care settings will continue to maintain appropriate infection prevention and control processes as necessary and this will be continually reviewed. Guidance will be updated based on the latest clinical evidence this summer.”
In line with the Government’s announcement, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance will therefore remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services, including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.
Staff, patients and visitors will therefore be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting us as well as using face coverings, masks and other personal protection equipment.
The full guidance can be found online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control
We are working extremely hard to provide safe care to our patients within the guidance.
We hope that this helps clarify why these measures are in place.