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Coronavirus Update July 2020 – Latest Guidance
FOR YOUR SAFETY – FACE MASKS SHOULD BE WORN WHEN VISITING THE SURGERY ,UNLESS YOU ARE * EXEMPT.
EXEMPTION IS BY SELF DECLARATION THEREFORE NO GP SUPPORTING LETTER REQUIRED.
There are also a series of factors which the Government describes as a “reasonable excuse”, which also means you don’t have to wear a mask:
If you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
Children under the age of 11 years old.
If putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
If you are travelling with, or providing assistance to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
If you are travelling to avoid injury or escape the risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you
If you need to remove it during your journey to avoid harm or injury or the risk of harm or injury to yourself or others
If you need to eat, drink, or take medication you can remove your face covering
If you are asked to remove your face covering by a police officer or other official, for example to check your railcard
According to the website Autism Eye, these rules around “reasonable excuses” also cover passengers with autism.
FOR YOUR SAFETY – APPOINTMENTS INCLUDING PRE-BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS CONTINUE TO BE TRIAGED BY A DOCTOR AS A PRECAUTION
We remain open and you should not avoid calling the surgery if you are ill – we are working in different ways to meet all health needs, eg; we are able to offer “secure” video consultation in some instances.
Morning Open Access surgery is suspended. Please either phone the surgery or use eConsult on the home page.
ORDERING MEDICATION FROM 1 8 2020 – As “shielding” for vulnerable patients comes to an end, we will cease to accept telephone requests for routine medication. Please register online, or post in the green order slip and allow 48 hours for processing.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE
If you have a fever OR new continuous cough OR loss of/change in smell or taste then self isolate for 7 days. If a member of your household has been told to self isolate for 7 days , then you should also stay at home for 14 days. If you are unwell or have breathing difficulties you must call 111.
‘To improve the health, well being and lives of those we care for ’
At Farrow Medical Centre, the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu below. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.