Guidance to keep you safe when attending your screening, vaccination or immunisation appointment
While coronavirus has put limitations on all our lives, it is important that you or your baby or child still have routine screening & vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community. We recommend you attend your next scheduled appointment – see www.nhs.uk/vaccinations for details on when they are due.
For cervical screening please see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/
Travelling to and from your appointment
When travelling to and from your appointment, please follow guidelines which include travelling by car, bike or on foot if possible, keeping a safe distance from others and washing your hands regularly. For more details, go to www.gov.uk and search ‘staying safe outside your home’.
When attending your appointment
When attending your appointment, we will be putting in place a range of measures to minimise any risk of COVID-19:
social distancing measures will be observed
as a health organisation we will continue to stay 2m apart throughout our premises
all our clinical staff will wear PPE
you may wear a face covering if you wish
we may have asked you to attend your appointment at another surgery that is not at your usual venue
the appointment may take longer than usual
Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, our service may have a reduced number of appointment slots available. If you choose not to attend your appointment, please contact us so we can rearrange, we will be as flexible as possible.
It is always helpful for us to know why so we can help you with any concerns you might have. If you still don’t wish to attend the appointment, it can be offered to someone else.
You must NOT attend an appointment if you or any member of your household are suffering from any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are self-isolating. If this applies to you, please contact us so that you can reschedule your appointment for a different time.
The NHS a-z pages give plenty of advice on any concerns you may have during the Coronavirus https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ whether you are shielding, worried about relatives or just want advice about a condition you may have – please see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/