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Please note that if you are presenting COVID-19 symptoms, you should not book or attend any appointments with us unless you have a negative PCR test result. Unfortunately, we can not accept rapid lateral flow test results.
We operate a mandatory face mask/visor policy. All patients and staff must wear a face mask/visor inside the practice. Unfortunately we can not accept mask exemptions as we need to protect our staff and patients at all times and minimise the spread of COVID-19.
Self-isolate straight away and get a PCR test (a test that is sent to the lab) on GOV.UK as soon as possible if you have any of these 3 symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild:
You should also self-isolate straight away if:
You may need to quarantine when you arrive in England from abroad. Check the quarantine rules when entering England on GOV.UK
If you live with or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, you will not need to self-isolate if any of the following apply:
Even if you do not have symptoms, you’re strongly advised to:
Tell people you’ve been in close contact with in the past 48 hours that you might have COVID-19.
You should tell them to follow advice on how to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19.
They do not need to self-isolate unless they’re contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.
If they get any symptoms of COVID-19, they should self-isolate and get a test as soon as possible.
You must not leave your home if you’re self-isolating.
do not go to work, school or public places – work from home if you can
do not go on public transport or use taxis
do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home
do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care
do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one
If you test positive, your self-isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day you had the test, if you did not have symptoms) and the next 10 full days.
You may need to self-isolate for longer if you get symptoms while self-isolating or your symptoms do not go away.
Read more about how long to self-isolate.
While you’re self-isolating: