Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and our team and we will continue to do so going forward.
From 19th July nothing will change at the surgery. Patients aged 11 and over will still need to wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery as has been practice during the pandemic. If any patients have concerns about this they should discuss these with the clinician they are seeing prior to arrival at the practice.
Our team will continue to wear face marks and PPE to keep patients as safe as possible and we will continue to follow the strict cleaning and decontamination regimes that have been in place throughout the pandemic.
We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive Covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong not to take these small precautions that can protect people.
We continue to encourage anyone who has potential Covid symptoms to follow government guidance, arrange PCR testing and self-isolate accordingly and for eligible patients to have two doses of the vaccine.
In terms of opening up, as many of you know we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-Covid (face to face, by telephone and by video), not counting being part of the largest vaccination programme in history which has delivered Covid vaccines to 90% of the adult population twice in the last 7 months.
The local community has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe as we can for ALL patients.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation
Central Medical Centre