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Face Covering Rules

Whiteacres Medical Centre

Whiteacres Medical Centre

Wearing of face masks/face coverings and visors

As of 19th July 2021, the wearing of face masks in public places will no longer be bound by law. However, the government and the Chief Medical Advisor continue to strongly advise people to wear masks when in enclosed spaces. This is to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable patients at a time when new variants are emerging and our understanding of the longevity of the vaccines begins to be known.

As a practice, we have a duty to protect our most vulnerable patients and staff. We see a large number of patients who attend regularly for chronic disease management. To help protect them going forward, we will continue to ask that all patients who attend the surgery wear a face covering upon entry and throughout the duration of their visit. Surgical masks/fabric face coverings or plastic visors are all acceptable face coverings. Our team will continue to wear face coverings when in public areas or consulting with patients. Together we can help keep the pandemic under control, protect our vulnerable patients and maintain access to General Practice for everyone who needs us.

Please also refer to Government guidance:
https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/07/nhs-patients-staff-and-visitors-must-continue-to-wear-face-coverings-in-healthcare-settings/

We thank you for your ongoing support. 

Dr Lavin, Findlay, Remedios, Thompson and Daniel