Wearing of Face Coverings at the Surgery

The NHS England has recently reviewed its infection control guidance within GP Surgeries and the advice regarding the wearing of face coverings has been changed.

Whenever visiting a GP surgery, patients are now advised that they should wear a face covering, if tolerated, if they have respiratory symptoms (for example cough, cold or runny nose).

Other patients are not required to wear a face mask but they may still do so if they wish.

As we have both staff and patients visiting the Surgery who are vulnerable to Covid-19 then it would be appreciated if our patients continued to take care by using the hand gel on entering the surgery and wearing a face covering for the short period of time they are in the building.

This is subject to change based on local risk assessment and disease prevalence.

Thank you