You will now be asked to wear a face covering if you are coming to our GP practice for an appointment. This will help protect you, other patients in the waiting area, and staff.
Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 3 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.
Face coverings can help stop the spread of coronavirus by preventing you from inadvertently passing on the disease to others if you have it but are not showing symptoms. By wearing a face covering, you’ll be helping us to make sure our GP practices remain safe places for people to receive care.
It’s important to remember that, it’s still so important to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds on a regular basis.
Information about wearing face coverings and how to make your own is available on the gov.uk website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering
How to make your own face covering.
You will need: a bandana and elastic bands (or hair ties)
- Fold bandana in half
- Fold top and bottom thirds in to centre
- Place elastic bands or hair ties about 15cm apart
- Fold sides in to middle and tuck
- To wear face covering, stretch bands over ears and secure over your nose and mouth
Stay alert, control the virus, save lives.