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NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings Posted on 14 Mar 2022

COVID-19 Visiting your GP Surgery

PLEASE WEAR FACE COVERINGS

Covid-19 protections are still in place in this surgery.
In line with current Government guidance patients are required to continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings.

Face coverings primarily protect others, so doing so - unless exempt - is key to preventing spread of infections.

CONTINUE TO RESPECT (2M) SOCIAL DISTANCING

WASH/SANITISE HANDS REGULARLY

TEST AND ISOLATE IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS

If you have symptoms you must get a PCR test as soon as possible and before visiting your GP. Rapid lateral flow tests should not be used to confirm infection.

It's vital that you and anyone in your household isolate until you receive your test result, and for 10 days thereafter if the result is positive.


Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday.

However, Public Health England's infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.

That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, masks and other Personal Protective Equipment.

The NHS will continue to support staff in ensuring that the guidance is followed in all healthcare settings.

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