Covering your face when you’re in the GP practice

Posted by: ethan - Posted on:

The guidance from Public Health England confirms that people must still wear a face mask in healthcare settings like your GP practice and hospitals. This is to stop the spread of Covid-19 and keep yourself and our staff safe when they’re at work.

What does this mean for me?

  • When you book an appointment with your GP you will have a telephone or online appointment where possible but if you need to be seen in person, a receptionist will book you into the practice.
  • When you arrive at your GP practice, yourself and anyone accompanying you must wear a face covering such as a face mask. You can find out how to make a cloth face covering on the Gov.UK website.
  • Staff in the practice will be wearing personal protective equipment.
  • Doors and windows will be kept open to let any Covid particles out into the air.
  • Your practice will take the necessary steps to make sure that the premises is Covid-19 secure and safe for you to visit.
  • Remember to wash your hands regularly and use the hand sanitiser provided, keep your distance from people, and avoid touching your face.
  • For more information about the current infection prevention and control guidance visit the Gov.UK website.