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Facemasks & Surgery Use.
Posted on 7 Jul 2020
As of Saturday, our new government guidance states that facemasks are mandatory in shops, and on public transport. We are asking that this is the case in our surgery also.
As it stands, we are still trying to keep as much foot traffic away from the surgery as possible. Measures have been put into place now where our clinicians can consult using video appointments straight to your phone, or standard telephone appointments. This is not to say you cannot see the GP, it just means your appointment will be triaged using one of these methods first of all, and if the GP feels you need seen he will give you a time to come to the practice.
Our foyer is now an area where you can drop off prescription requests & requested samples without coming into the building itself. If it is required that you come into the building, reception has disposable masks and gloves you will be asked to wear. There have been rumblings of people not wanting to wear masks on transport/in shops etc, saying that they are going to ask their doctor for "exemption letters". There is no such thing and any requests for these letters at our surgery will not be fulfilled.
As always, during this trying time please ensure you are using the surgery only when required. Here is a guide that shows who can help with your requirements: