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Mandatory face coverings Posted on 11 Jun 2020

You may be aware that the government have recently announced that with effect from 15 June, face coverings will be required whilst using public transport and whilst attending hospital, either as a visitor, or as an outpatient. This guidance is also being extended into Primary Care and accordingly from Monday, any patient or visitor attending the Meads will be required to wear a face covering.

 We are awaiting further guidance on the detail of this change in policy and will provide further information when available; however, we anticipate that young children, disabled people and those with breathing difficulties (unlikely to be covid related) will be exempt.

 There is a link below explaining more about face masks, where to buy them and how to make your own.

 We are aware of shops located in Uckfield selling face masks.

 https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/face-masks/article/face-masks-where-to-buy-them-and-how-to-make-your-own

 

We continue to assess all visitors and staff temperatures when arriving at the surgery. We still have a separate entrance and zone for patients whom we suspect may have covid and require a clinical review. Online appointment bookings remain switched off and we continue to triage all appointments over the telephone in the first instance.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients for their understanding at these difficult times and we look forward to the day when we can get back to “business as usual”.

 Thank you for all the encouragement we have received. As a team this has been really appreciated.   

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