Visitors & Patients attending the surgery requested to wear a face covering

In line with the hospital we are asking all visitors and patients to wear face coverings when attending the surgery from the 15th June 2020. You can do this with a homemade cloth mask or your own surgical mask. 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.

Wearing a face covering

A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.

Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times and store used face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them.

Do not touch the front of the face covering, or the part of the face covering that has been in contact with your mouth and nose. Once removed, make sure you clean any surfaces the face covering has touched.

You should wash a face covering regularly. It can go in with other laundry, using your normal detergent.

When wearing a face covering, take care to tuck away any loose ends.

At the surgery we will have a limited under of face mask that can be provided in emergencies but we request you to attend with your own.

The attached link gives examples on how to make a cloth face covering: www.gov.uk/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering