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Physical distancing rules continue to apply in GP surgeries

The Scottish Government requires General Practices and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places.

https://www.gov.scot/news/two-metre-physical-distancing-will-remain-in-health-care/

This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid-19.

From 9th August 2021 (when restrictions are lifted across Scotland), the following rules still apply in GP surgeries:

  • Wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt)
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres in waiting rooms
  • Contact the practice by telephone in the first instance
  • Wearing of PPE by staff
  • Screening of all patients for Covid-19 symptoms

Please support your local practice team by complying with this guidance.