Continuation of wearing face coverings from Monday 19th July

Covid Restriction Update – masks still to be worn

Throughout the pandemic we have striven to make the surgery as safe as possible for our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.

From the 19th July nothing will change at the Practice – patients will still need to wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in both Old Mill Poringland and Millgates Hempnall surgeries and staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the Covid vaccination for medical reasons) and so we feel it would be wrong not to take these small precautions that can protect people.

In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-Covid (face to face, by phone, by FootFall and by video). Additionally we have contributed significantly in vaccinating many of our adult population in the last 6 months.