COVID-19 General Information

Please note when booking an appointment, please consider whether you actually need to attend the practice – many illness are mild self-limiting viruses that do not require treatment. We are trying to reduce the risk of spreading any illnesses around by asking patients only to book appointments if necessary. Our reception staff will ask about this when you call. Appointments are generally not needed for repeat prescriptions.

There are a number of simple steps that can be taken to help protect yourself and others from Coronavirus:
Regular hand-washing using warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing by coughing into your elbow/sleeve and or using a tissue
  • Dispose of used tissues in bins/wash your hands
  • Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces – standard household surface cleaners and disinfectants are sufficient.
  • Avoid close contact with people with any respiratory symptoms.
  • Follow local public health guidance and travel advisory information.
  • Wearing a mask to protect yourself is not necessary unless you are personally at high risk of contracting the disease due to being in a high-risk area and having underlying medical conditions.

As this situation is rapidly evolving, local guidelines will change and be updated frequently. It is important to familiarise yourself with these guidelines as they develop.