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Respiratory Health 2023 - keeping patients and staff safe

The government removed all domestic legal restrictions regarding COVID-19 in England on 24th February 2021. On 27th May 2021, the UK-wide Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for health and care settings was also removed.

If you have any concerns and/or would like us to take extra care with regards to any respiratory illness including Covid, flu or even a cold, please let us know and we will take additional precautions. Please feel free to contact us to discuss.

Measures that we continue to take include:

  • Your Optometrist will continue to wear a mask during eye tests. For the rest of staff, the decision to wear a mask depends on the amount of time spent with the patient; the proximity to the patient; the size of the area and the ventilation. If you would prefer we wore a mask whilst you are on the premises, please let us know and we will happily comply. You do not have to wear a mask but please feel comfortable to do what feels best for you.
  • Most of our practices no longer have a locked door and are open for browsing and queries without an appointment. Ipswich continues to have a locked door most of the time. 
  • We still request that our patients continue to observe social distancing measures where possible.
  • Sanitiser stations remain throughout the practice.
  • Strict NHS guidelines are in place for cleaning and sanitising surfaces and equipment between patients. This has always been done.
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