The GPs and staff at the Practice are dedicated to helping our patients and relatives during this time. We would like to thank our patients and relatives for their patience and the great efforts they are making to allow your practice to concentrate on the most crucial things we do, when we too are under increased workload.Up to date information is available at www.nhsinform.scot
Medical Exemptions from mandatory face coverings
Please do not contact the practice about this as they are not required -
The official wording from the official website is :-
"You must wear a face covering when using public transport in order to prevent the transmission of the virus. For children under 5 years of age or those with particular health conditions who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of any physical or mental illness or impairment or disability or without severe distress an exemption applies. There is no requirement to obtain evidence in the form of a letter from a doctor or government that you are exempt. If you have a condition which means you cannot wear a face covering you need only advise if asked that you cannot wear a face covering because you are exempt for one of the reasons listed above."
Shielding Patients - Fit Notes for employers
If you have been sent one of the Very High Risk letter from the Government telling you to self isolate for at least 12 weeks,and your employer is requiring a fit note. Please do not contact the practice or NHS111. Instead that letter will suffice as a fit note.
Shielding - latest update for Shielding Patients
Shielding Advice – The Next Steps
The prevalence of COVID-19 in the community continues to fall. As a result, the advice provided to those asked to shield continues to change.
From 10 July, the Scottish Government will advise those asked to shield that they can:
- stop physical distancing from the people they live with
- use indoor toilets in other people’s houses
- meet up to 8 people from 3 other households outdoors in a single day
- travel further than 5 miles from their house, as far as they want
- book places to stay, such as self-catering accommodation, or travel to a second home, as long as they only stay with people they live with at home
- form a ‘household group’ with one other household – this means that they can visit the other household indoors and stay over, without physical distancing
A shielding route map which outlines expected changes from 17 July and 24 July is included in this document Shielding Update Letter