Cricketfield Surgery

Cricketfield Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2AS

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COVID-19 Update – February 2022

Posted on February 24th, 2022

Earlier this week the Prime Minister outlined the plan for Living with COVID-19. As a healthcare setting we have had further guidance from NHS England as to how we should we be operating going forwards, this includes:

Our staff regularly taking lateral flow tests

If they have a positive lateral flow test they will need to self-isolate for at least 5 days, they will not be able to return to work until they have had two negative lateral flow tests, 24hours apart

Our staff will continue to wear face masks and protective clothing when interacting with patients

Our patients will still need to wear face masks when in our building, unless they are exempt

Patients should maintain social distancing when in our building

We would also recommend to our patients that you also take regular lateral flow tests and follow the guidance on self-isolation for at least 5 days and only end your self isolation after that if you have had 2 negative lateral flow tests, 24hours apart

Patients should take a lateral flow test before attending the surgery and rearrange their appointment if it is positive

Patients will still be asked if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and if they have taken a recent lateral flow test before being allowed into our building.

It is really important we follow these guidelines to help keep our patients and wider community safe. Thank you for your continuing support with these protective measures.

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