The government has announced the end of all COVID restrictions, but what does that mean when visiting us for an eye test?
We continue to follow guidelines set out by the NHS for the health and social care sector as well as the guidelines from the College of Optometrists. This means that our infection control and prevention measures are still required.
The close contact nature of our job means that we need to continue with some of the measures already well established to ensure the security of our family-run practice, the good health of our staff and their families, and our patients who may be more vulnerable.
As a small team, we ask that you be respectful of these preventative measures in order for us to continue to provide our eyecare services to you with minimal disruption or practice closures.
Here’s a recap on our safety control measures when you visit the practice:
You are no longer required to wear a mask in practice. However, we ask that you continue to do so when in close contact with our team during certain parts of your visit.
Where possible, book an appointment to come and see us. It helps keep wait times to a minimum for you.
If a chaperone is needed during the eye examination, please only bring one person. When attending with children, we ask that you only bring the child who is booked for an appointment. This is due to crowding in the consulting room.
We will phone you the day before your appointment to confirm you do not have any symptoms of COVID or any other contagious illness which could be spread through our team, causing practice closures, or to other vulnerable patients.
If you are symptomatic before we call you, please call us first so we can rearrange your appointment and make your appointment available to another patient.
Thank you for your patience and continued support.