NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings

The government have announced that from Monday 19th July 2021, all restrictions, including the wearing of face masks, will be lifted. However, officials have declared that Public Health England’s Infection Prevention Control guidelines will still be in place for all healthcare settings.

This means that for all patients and staff entering our buildings, including the Kingstanding Circle Surgery, you will still be required to sanitise, wear a facemask and socially distance. Patients will also continue to be pre-screened for symptoms of COVID19.

This decision has been made to ensure patients and staff are protected from the rising infection rates seen across the area and the country.

As always, patients who have symptoms of COVID that need to be seen, who have tested positive or who are self-isolating due to COVID contact will not be seen within the premises and will be seen at the CRC Red Site on Slade Road.

For more information on the continued use of face masks in healthcare settings, please go to: www.england.nhs.uk – NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings.

For more information on Infection Prevention and Control, please go to: www.gov.uk – COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC).

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.