Obviously, we are all concerned about the Corona virus at the minute.  At Forward we will be following the Government and Public Health England advice.  We need to reduce Social Interactions and to that end from the 17th March we will ask patients to remain in their cars when they arrive at the practice.  Please then phone reception on 01935 824061 or beep your horn.  We will acknowledge your arrival.  Please then remain in your car until the previous patient has left the building and we will signal you in.

This will seem like a very draconian measure, but we aim to make the practice as safe as possible for everyone.

In addition to this the practice is being continually wiped down and we have antiseptic hand gels on reception for everyone to use.  We have been advised that the measures we normally have in surgery do not need to change, but if your clinician or support staff are in the ‘at risk’ groups they will not be able to provide support during procedures that produce aerosols (a filling for example).  In these cases, there will be a change of staff.

Thank you for your help.

Chris Brann

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