Face Masks and Social Distancing to Remain at the Practice after 19th July

Although many restrictions on face masks and social distancing are being relaxed on 19th July, Public Health England's infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.  This includes hospitals, GP practices, dential practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are given the best possible protection.

Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May said: “Face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across healthcare settings so that the most vulnerable people can continue to safely attend hospital, their GP surgery, pharmacy or any other healthcare settings for advice, care and treatment.  It is important for the public to continue to play their part when visiting NHS and care settings to help protect our staff and patients, particularly those who may be more vulnerable to infections.  As restrictions are lifted in many places on Monday everyone has a part to play in helping to control Covid by getting vaccinated and acting responsibly.  It is vital that in healthcare settings, we do all we can to reduce the risk of infection for those working in our services and those who need our care.

We understand this can be frustrating so thank you for your cooperation to mitigate the spread of COVID.