Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) guidance has changed to advise Primary Care settings they no longer need to enforce 2 metre social distancing in GP Practices.
This means our waiting rooms will be accessible to more patients, enabling us to offer patients a choice of face to face or telephone consultations for their routine GP appointments.
- Waiting room capacity will be monitored by suite receptionists as best as possible.
- We are reviewing the seating stickers in each waiting area to enable more capacity but also to continue to offer lesser distancing.
- We continue to remind patients to attend on time and not early and also to attend alone where possible to help us manage safe capacity in waiting areas.
COVID-19 screening questions, hand hygiene and face coverings continue to be essential good practice to keep everyone safe.