Government has published advice on the use of face masks and face coverings by staff and the public in primary care.
The safety of both our staff and our patients is of paramount importance and face coverings or face masks should be worn by patients in a practice setting at all times, in line with government guidance.
We expect that all patients who are able to do so will follow these recommendations.
As per Government/Public Health Guidance – from Monday 15th June 2020 all patients attending the practice are required to wear a face mask/face covering for the safety of patients & staff.
“Public Health England (PHE) has published the government policy recommendations, based on evidence presented to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, for hospital settings including use of face coverings for those visiting hospitals and face masks for staff when in non-clinical areas.
In primary care settings there are two relevant pieces of advice that should be followed.
Test to check if you have coronavirus now:
NHS information about the test or Government information about the test
People without access to a mobile phone or email address can call the National Covid Testing Helpline on 0300 303 2713 to book a test. You will be given a phone number to call back or can provide a landline number to get the result.
Antibody test to check if you've had coronavirus
Guidance on Self Isolation and Social Distancing for COVID 19.
Click here for a guide on Self Isolation and Social Distancing for COVID 19 (PDF, 622KB)
Sources of information for people who are shielding (PDF, 109KB)