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COVID-19 AUGUST UPDATE Posted on 9 Aug 2021

We are happy to say that with the drop in local cases of COVID-19 and the high rate of vaccinations given in the area, we will be opening our doors from Monday 16th August. Face masks will still be required in the surgery and patients are asked to please sanitise their hands when entering the surgery. 
 
We will be operating with a maximum occupancy of 5 patients in the waiting room with appropriate distance between seats and regular cleaning. If there are already 5 patients in the waiting room, please wait outside the surgery until a patient has left the room. 
 
Appointment book and triage will remain the same - The majority of our GP appointments will begin with a telephone triage or online consult triage by the GP. An appointment will then be made for examinations, observations etc. with the relevant clinician.  This is to avoid re-current visits to the surgery. During pre-covid times, it was usual for patients to see the GP and then come back for a blood test etc., however now, with an initial triage system in place we can aim to complete all observations and examinations in one visit. Our reception team have been trained on appointment triage and will book initial face to face appointments where appropriate.
 
We will be looking to install a box in the foyer for prescriptions to avoid build ups at the front desk. 
 
We look forward to welcoming you back into the surgery and will keep assessing our approach to COVID-19 to ensure maximum safety for patients and staff. 
 
Thank you for your continued patience during this time. 
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