November 2022 UPDATE:
Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for England and Wales
The English and Welsh governments have now removed the requirement for face masks in healthcare settings unless there is a known COVID infection or exposure to bodily fluids. I
Practitioners in England and Wales should continue to assess for the risk of infection (of any type) and apply mitigations which in their professional judgement are deemed appropriate to protect either the patient or practitioner. This may be as a practice policy or applied on a case-by-case basis determined by the patient’s circumstances.
We will continue to use Lateral Flow tests
We will continue to use alternate rooms
We will continue to use hand sanitiser
Most importantly - If you would like us to wear a face mask then please tell front desk and we will. We completely respect your wishes - If you would also like to wear a mask then please do.
We cannot thank you enough for your continued support throughout the pandemic. We could not have done it without you.