COVID 19 Guidance for Patients
(Revised 18 June 2022)
At the end of of May, the UK Health Security Agency withdrew the guidance on infection prevention and control which had been in effect since the beginning of last winter. This means that there is now no requirement for masks to be worn in health care settings.
However, you will be aware that the Omicron Covid variant is still widespread and rising, though still well below its peak at the end of March 2022. So, if you feel would feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please do, and if you would prefer that your practitioner wears a mask, they will be happy to do so at your request.
Given that the BA.4 and BA.5 variants of Omicron are still common, we would still ask that you do not attend the practice if you feel you may have any symptoms which could be Covid, or know that you have had recent contact with anyone with known infection.
We thank you for your understanding and would assure you that we will continue to maintain high levels of hygiene within the practice. If you have any queries or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the practice – 0117 949 1290.