Face masks and coverings for patients
We are doing everything we can to protect patients and staff. There is evidence that wearing a face covering may help stop a person infected with covid-19 from spreading the virus further. We are asking that if you are attending the surgery for any reason, such as to pick up a prescription, or to attend an an appointment, could you please wear a mask or face covering when visiting the practice, even if you do not have symptoms of covid-19. We are unable to provide these so please ensure you have your own. This can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 2 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly — for example, those with respiratory conditions.
You can find information on making and wearing your own face covering here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering.
For ideas on kids’ face coverings (or just for something to keep little hands busy) you could take a look here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52630243
To see the government guidance on wearing face coverings look here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-safe-outside-your-home/staying-safe-outside-your-home