Covid restrictions when visiting the surgery
From the 19th July 2021 our COVID restrictions WILL NOT change here at the Seascale & Bootle Surgeries – patients must wear a face covering, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery with our staff continuing to wear PPE.
We do understand that it can be frustrating when restrictions are changing outside of the surgery building but recognise that when people come to visit us they are sick and vulnerable therefore we must do all we can to protect our patients and staff.
Some patients may have medical conditions that prevents them from receiving a COVID vaccine, they could be immunosuppressed or a chemotherapy patient who is receiving ongoing treatment, often these patients require regular blood tests with us, so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions to protect us all.
Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make both sites as safe as possible for all our patients and staff and we will continue to do so.
In terms of opening up and getting back to normal, as many of you will know we have never closed our doors, we have been open for patients during the entire pandemic and although we triage all of our GP phone calls first, those who need to be seen face-to-face will be and this will continue for the foreseeable. We have also continued to provide home visits for our housebound patients with the support of the Paramedics and this has been a vital part of the services we provide daily.
The local community have pulled together to try and minimise the impact of Covid, not forgetting our volunteers that helped with medication deliveries during shielding. We have done our best at keeping safe so far and must keep going.
Thank you for your understanding.