The safety measures introduced nationally during the Covid-19 pandemic have helped protect our staff and the people of Wirral and Cheshire East over the past year.
While the government have confirmed that it will no longer be a legal requirement in England to wear a face covering from Monday 19th July, it’s vital that we continue to protect everyone in the NHS in the best way possible.
England’s Chief Nurse, Ruth May, is reminding the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.
Here at the Trust, we want to ensure that people feel confident about accessing our clinics and services safely. All existing safety measures will remain in place – our priority is to keep you and our staff safe.
When attending your appointment please continue to follow these steps:
- Wear a face covering when entering any of our clinic buildings – they have played an important role across the NHS, helping protect vulnerable patients, staff and visitors by limiting the spread of this deadly disease.
- Gel your hands upon on arrival and on arrival in the clinic waiting room
- Keep a two-metre distance from other people in the building
- Come on your own*(exceptions apply)
*If you feel vulnerable, have a carer or have anxieties about attending your appointment alone please speak to a member of our team in advance so that we can support you the best way we can. If the appointment is for your child one adult can also attend.
Executive Medical Director, Dr Nick Cross said: “It is vital that everyone continues to play their part to help protect patients and service users in our communities – particularly those who may be more clinically vulnerable. The robust measures we have in place, both in our Trust and across the NHS, are vital to prevent the spread of any infection including COVID-19. This ensures that people can have confidence to access NHS services safely. We thank the public for their ongoing support and cooperation.”
Our priority is to keep us all safe. We are still in this together.
Thank you for helping us keep you all safe.