It is our priority to ensure that all patients and staff are safe when visiting or working in the practice. To minimise risk, we ask that all patients who have an appointment, are wearing a face covering when they come into the practice. The face covering must cover your nose and mouth. If you would like to have a go at making your own, the government website has a handy instruction guide on what to do: https://bit.ly/3eb6Iy9
In England, you must by law wear a face covering in the following settings:
Measures can be taken if people do not comply with this law. Transport operators can deny service or direct someone to wear a face covering. If necessary, the police and Transport for London authorised officers can issue fines of £100 (halving to £50 if paid within 14 days). Shops and supermarkets will be expected to encourage compliance with the law (as they would do more generally) and can refuse entry. In both cases, if necessary, the police have the powers to enforce these measures, including through issuing a fine of £100 (halving to £50 if paid within 14 days).
You are also strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet.