Face coverings and face masks will continue to be required in health and care settings to comply with infection prevention and control (IPC) and adult social care guidance. This includes hospitals and primary or community care settings, such as GP surgeries. They must also be worn by everyone accessing or visiting care homes.
You are required to wear a face covering on entering these healthcare settings and must keep it on until you leave unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse for removing it. The health centre is not the same as public transport, a restaurant or the supermarket – our visitors are unwell, vulnerable and may not be vaccinated due to medical reasons.
We have experienced staff absence due to members of staff having Covid or having had close contact outside of work with someone who has Covid. This hugely affects our ability to continue to deliver safe and effective care.
The continuing of appropriate infection control procedures protects our patients and their health and protects our staff to help you – without our staff we cannot deliver an effective, functioning service to you.