Updated: 22 June 2020

Westcourt Medical Centre is strictly observing government guidelines on social distancing and we expect patients use face coverings when visiting the surgery. More information on current government guidelines can found here.

If you are asked to attend the surgery for any reason, we will expect you to follow the goverment advice on the wearing of a face covering, as explained in section 10 of the government advice referred to above.

What Is A Face Covering and How Should I Use One?

A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf, bandana, t-shirt or tea towel but must be able to tie behind your head.

Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off and after use. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times and store used face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them.

Do not touch the front of the face covering, or the part of the face covering that has been in contact with your mouth and nose. Once removed, make sure you clean any surfaces the face covering has touched.

You should wash a face covering regularly. It can go in with other laundry, using your normal detergent.

When wearing a face covering, take care to tuck away any loose ends.

You can even make your own. Click here for government advice on making face coverings.

NHS Guidance Video for Face Coverings