Patients reminded to continue to wear face coverings when visiting Frome Medical Practice

Frome Medical Practice, like healthcare settings across the country, is reminding patients of the need to continue to wear a face covering, follow social distancing rules and use hand sanitiser when visiting the practice.

Whilst COVID restrictions ended in many settings from Monday this week, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines remain in place for all staff and visitors to NHS settings.

Dr Helen Kingston, Senior Partner at Frome Medical Practice said, “We are committed to keeping all our patients and staff safe, and ensuring the medical centre remains open. We are particularly aware as well that our staff and patients with vulnerability to infection may be feeling particularly anxious at this time and it’s important to support them. We continue to ask everyone in our community to wear a face covering and observe social distancing when attending the medical centre.”

“The community in Frome has supported one another throughout this pandemic and I am sure they will continue to do so, working alongside us to ensure those who are most vulnerable in our town can feel reassured that the practice remains fully open and safely accessible to them. Coronavirus cases are rising across Mendip and in Frome and we want to continue to look after our patients and staff and stay as safe as possible as national restrictions ease. ”

The Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May, said “It’s is vital that in healthcare settings we do all we can to reduce the risk of infection for those working in our services and those who need our care.”

This short video provides information on other steps we can continue to take to protect ourselves and others from coronavirus: 

  • Meet outside if you can
  • Let fresh air in when indoors
  • Wash hands regularly
  • Wear a face covering in crowded places
  • Check into venues using @NHSCOVID19app
  • Test twice a week

Published: Jul 21, 2021