The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors.
While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone
accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering
(unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules.
Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting
guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all
health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and
pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.
Read the infection prevention control guidance in full at:
To all our Patients
We are aware of the planned move to lifting the remaining Covid restrictions in England from the 19th of July.
Medical settings are a higher risk environment and will need to be subject to more control measures than other public facilities.
We are acting very cautiously with NO CHANGE to:
- Social distancing
- Face coverings
- PPE for healthcare staff
The delta variant is more transmissible, and patients may come to the surgery when they are contagious.
It is our duty to do all we can to keep both our patients and our staff safe whilst we deliver our care.
South Coast Medical Group
The guides below helps you to understand the vaccines offered in the UK and when to have them. It also explains how they work and why they’re safe and important.
Please refer to the NHS.UK vaccination page and the Oxford Vaccine Knowledge project.