Face masks and social distancing to continue at surgery after July 19

Mercheford House Doctors Surgery in March, is one of the practice's following guidance from NHS England into 'Freedom Day'

Mercheford House Doctors Surgery in March, is one of the practice's following guidance from NHS England into 'Freedom Day' - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

A GP practice has announced that patients will be asked to continue attending appointments beyond ‘Freedom Day’ (July 19) wearing a face covering, as well as keeping a safe distance from others.

Mercheford House surgery, in March will be following the latest guidance provided to them by NHS England.

It comes as the country prepares to open up on Monday (July 19) with most national restrictions being lifted by the Government. 

Mercheford House Doctors Surgery in March, is one of the practice's following advice from NHS England into 'Freedom Day'.

Mercheford House Doctors Surgery in March, is one of the practice's following advice from NHS England into 'Freedom Day'. - Credit: NHS England

Washing hands, wearing a face covering and social distancing amongst other patients will all be kept at March Doctors

Washing hands and sanitising, wearing a face covering and social distancing amongst other patients will all be mesaures kept at Mercheford House Doctors. - Credit: Credit: Mercheford House

Other surgeries will also be keeping measures following the Covid-19 pandemic after following guidance from NHS England that every surgery has to follow the same protocols.

The surgery believe keeping these regulations beyond ‘Freedom Day’ follows the national Infection Prevention Control (IPC) guidance for all healthcare settings and will help ensure the safety of its staff and patients at all times. 

The practice said: “We are following IPC Guidance and asking for all patients to continue to wear a face covering, unless you are exempt, and to follow social distancing when visiting our GP practice. 

“Our Covid-19 secure measures remain in place.” 

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For more information:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/07/nhs-patients-staff-and-visitors-must-continue-to-wear-face-coverings-in-healthcare-settings     


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