Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.
From the 19th July nothing will change at the surgery- patients will still need to wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the Covid vaccinations for medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong not to take these small precautions that can protect people.
In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and have in fact consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone and via video), not counting helping with the vaccination programme outside of our usual working hours.
The Brightlingsea, Alresford and Thorrington community has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe for all patients as we can.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.