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Covid 19

Using a face covering when visiting the practice

Covid update

Using a face covering when visiting the practice


The Government has advised everyone to wear a face covering when out and about, therefore we are requesting that patients please wear a face covering before entering the practice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-advised-to-cover-faces-in-enclosed-spaces

The practice has a legal responsibility to protect staff and patients from risks associated with COVID-19 and wearing a face covering is an added precaution that may have some benefit in reducing the likelihood that a person with the infection passes it on.

A medical grade clinical mask is not necessary, these need to be prioritised to clinical staff. Instead, for patients who are visiting healthcare sites, a face covering is sufficient and there is guidance for people to make these at home with items they may already own.

Children under 2 are not required to wear face masks and children under 5 do not need to wear face coverings if they cannot use them without assistance.