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, be temperature checked, use the hand sanitiser and socially distance. Our staff will continue to wear appropriate PPE.
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. The surgery is open, the intercom to speak to reception before entering the surgery will remain in use and we will still limit the number of patients that can be in the surgery at any one time.
Our consultations will continue as they currently are, these might be offered as a telephone, face to face or video. It is worth noting that we are consulting with much higher numbers of patients than we ever did before the pandemic so you may have to wait longer for your routine appointment. For this reason we are encouraging patients to download the LIVI app so that they can consult a GP online (see practice website or enquire at reception for details).
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 understanding and in advance for your co-operation.