Although From July 19th the official rules put in place to protect people during the pandemic will come to an end, companies are being encouraged to decide their own policies. We have made the decision not yet to reverse any of the protections put in place to stop the spread of infection.
The reason for this is that, although the virus may be less deadly because of the high numbers of vaccination, it will still be highly infectious, with numbers of infections perhaps even exceeding the previous highs. We do not wish to add to this in any way and want to keep the practice safe for the many vulnerable patients we see.
We have not found it particularly onerous to stagger appointments and have gaps between (although economically it affects us), nor to wear a mask, keep distances where appropriate and to sanitise, so will continue to do so, probably through to next spring, when we will again review.
So please see below for a brief outline of our Covid policy: