However, it is important to note that in GP practices and all NHS settings, there are different infection control procedures in place which allow us to continue to see patients face-to-face.
All patients who visit the practice must continue to wear masks or face coverings, and to maintain social distancing.
These measures help us protect patients – especially those who may be vulnerable – as well as our staff.
Covid isolation regulations are also stricter for NHS staff than they are for the general public. Isolating staff are also not allowed to provide any patient-facing services. When team members have to isolate, it inevitably has a knock-on effect on services we can offer to you.
By following these simple measures, you are helping to protect fellow patients, and making it easier for us to continue to see patients in person when needed.
Read more | Covid Digest: What you need to know this week.