Posted on 14 July 2021
This Monday will see changes in Covid 19 restrictions including the use of face coverings and how many can meet indoors.
It is important to remember that although on highstreets, Optometry practices are a mix of retail and patient care. There will be many patients and practitioners that remain medically vulnerable within our practices and others so the Optical professional bodies and NHS England have advised all face coverings and social distancing rules be maintained and observed in optical practices.
We will continue to wear PPE to keep you safe, so if possible we request you wear a face covering to keep us safe in practice too. This doesnt have to be all the time in practice, but we would appreciate it if coverings could be worn during face to face assessments ie when the optometrist is looking into your eye and during spectacle fitting and measuring. Both which involve close contact and put our colleagues at a higher risk if facemasks are not worn.
We will be happy to provide a face mask with stations in every testing room and dispensing desk.