Following careful consideration and updated guidance, we are going to be asking all patients to wear a mask or face covering when entering the practice building. This will need to be worn at all times when entering the building whether you are just coming to reception, or to have a consultation.
Your face mask will be worn for the duration of your visit, and if your clinician needs you to remove your mask during the consultation for any reason, they will ask you to do so.
This is for the protection of yourself, the patient, and all the staff working hard to keep Longton Medical Centre’s patients safe.
Please note that the face covering does not have to be a disposable mask if you are finding it difficult to get hold of them, it can be a self-made mask, or even a scarf, if that is all that is available.
Please visit the following website on how to make your own mask, and how to keep it clean: www.gov.uk/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering
Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 2 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.
Some people with stable respiratory conditions may feel they are able to wear a face covering and manage it correctly. We advise if you feel unable to wear a face covering and need to come into the building then please telephone and inform a member of staff before attending.
We thank you for your understanding and co-operation at this very difficult time.