~ Please note ~

BHWC Coronavirus Information (Updated 1.8.2020) ~

Do NOT attend the practice if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Only attend the practice? if you have an appointment or been invited in for another reason

You MUST wear a face mask or covering when at the practice

If you need medical advice, contact the practice via telephone, eConsult or book a telephone appointment with a clinician online via SystmOnline, or your AirMid or NHS apps.

For medical emergencies attend A&E or call 999

Follow current guidance on protecting yourself and others, social distancing, shielding, testing, and employment - go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

COVID19:

Important Update : We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) from 20th May 2020 (next Wednesday).

News & Research

Face Covering advice and Guidance

#facecovering #masks #covid19

Category: Articles | Posted on: 21 Jul 2020

The Government currently advises the use of face masks or coverings in certain environments or situations e.g. on public transport or when visiting healthcare settings – keep up to date on current guidance.

Please see the following link for further official guidance: https://www.gov.uk/

There is no requirement for evidence of exemption and individuals can self-declare their status. There is no requirement for any proof from your General Practitioner. Therefore please do not ask for letters from your GP.

There is evidence and consensus agreement that masks or face coverings help to prevent the transmission of coronavirus (COVID19), therefore there is a risk from not wearing one in which you are in closer proximity to others. If you feel anxious wearing a mask, try another form of face covering such as a piece of fabric or a scarf as all of these help to reduce droplet spread of the virus and is proven to help.

Some people are exempt from wearing a face mask:

Resources are available in the links below for personal exemption cards:

https://www.civicmc.nhs.uk/files/2020/06/Face-Covering-Exemption-Cards.pdf - for people with learning difficulties or autism

https://www.buses.co.uk/face-covering-guidance - see the link on Helping Hand cards

https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/help-and-contact/get-in-touch/coronavirus-travel-advice - see the link on ‘Who is exempt from wearing a face covering on public transport?’

https://tfl.gov.uk/campaign/face-coverings

 

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