Coronavirus: Protect Yourself & OthersCoronavirus (Covid-19)

(Updated 3 July 2020)

Emergency & Essential Eyecare Only

As with all Optometry practices in Scotland, we are now entering Phase 2 of the Optometric Coronavirus Pandemic Protocol. We continue to adhere to Government, Professional Body and NHS protocols.  As such, we are able to offer face-to-face consultations for emergency and essential eye care only strictly by appointment. 

As yet, we do not have a date for the resumption of routine eye examinations. Anita continues to be available via email or telephone, both for emergency and essential concerns as well as for other enquiries, as she has been since the 23rd March 2020 when routine appointments were suspended by Scottish Government and NHS directives. Further information  on the provision of eye-care services is available at:

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/healthy-living/coronavirus-covid-19-accessing-community-eyecare-services

In the meantime, if you have an appointment outstanding, we will be in contact when appropriate. In line with guidance, we will initially focus on seeing patients who’re at the highest risk of problems with their vision.

Covid-19 Door Sign, 24 Mar 20

 

If you’ve developed a new continuous cough or a fever/high temperature or loss of/change in sense of smell or taste in the last 7 days, you should self isolate. Your household should also self-isolate for 14 days. You should stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms and until you no longer have a fever even if you think your symptoms are mild. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital.

You should phone 111 if:

  • your symptoms worsen during home isolation, especially if you’re in a high or extremely high risk group
  • breathlessness develops or worsens, particularly if you’re in a high or extremely high risk group
  • your symptoms haven’t improved in 7 days

If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Up to date information and advice about how we can all help to prevent the spread of Coronavirus can be found at:

http://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

 

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