FACE COVERINGS

We’re asking all patients to arrive on time, alone and wearing a face covering when attending our surgery.


We’ve already changed the way we work to make it safer for you to come into the surgery when you need to.

Our staff wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including face masks and aprons, we have protective screens in our waiting area and wherever possible social distancing guidelines are maintained.


By arriving on time, alone and wearing a face covering you are helping to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus and keeping our surgery safe.


You can use a scarf or bandanna that ties behind your head. Or you can make your own face covering at home by clicking HERE to follow instructions on the government website You do not need a medical mask, these are for front line health and care workers.


How to wear a face covering

  • Face coverings should cover the mouth and nose.

  • You should wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use a sanitiser before putting on a face covering, before and after removing.

  • Avoid wearing the face covering on your neck or forehead.

  • Don’t share face coverings.


We know some people may find it difficult to wear a face covering and we will make suitable arrangements to see these patients safely.

Please click HERE for information on Face Covering Exemptions.


People who do not need to wear a face covering are:

  • Children under the age of three.

  • Primary school aged children (under 11) who may find it difficult to manage them correctly.

  • People who have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means they cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering.

  • If putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause severe distress.


If you usually attend your appointments with the support of a carer they can still attend the surgery/practice with you. They will also need to wear a face covering.   


Help us help you stay safe – wear a face covering, arrive on time and alone.

 

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Honley Surgery, Marsh Gardens, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AG

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