For the time being there will be no changes here at the practice. Patients coming to the surgery will still need to wear a mask, use the hand sanitiser and socially distance. Our staff will continue to wear appropriate PPE and the intercom system will still be in use at the front door.
We have made this decision as often patients coming to the surgery are sick, vulnerable and maybe unvaccinated due to medical reasons, so we feel that these precautions will help to protect everyone. We also need to minimise the number of our staff catching Covid so we can keep a functioning service, so for this reason alone these measures are vital.
Our consultations will continue, usually by telephone in the first instance with the GP. It is worth noting that we are consulting with higher numbers of patients than we ever did before the pandemic, whilst also being involved in the vaccination programme. Our doors are open but just in a different way.
We hope you will understand why we need to continue with these measures and keep the surgery as safe for everyone as we can. We have all come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid, let’s continue to stay safe together.
Thank you for your continued patient and understanding.