Coronavirus: Protect Yourself & Others

Coronavirus (Covid-19) & variants

(Updated 10 January 2022)

We continue to adhere to the latest NHS Scotland and Optometry Scotland Guidance for all Optical practices. As a primary care setting, infection prevention control guidance remain.
We are required to continue to:
  • Follow and implement COVID-19 procedures.
  • Prioritise appointments based on need and symptoms.
  • Require patients to wear face coverings when on the practice premises unless they are exempt.
  • Maintain good ventilation throughout the practice.
  • Ensure staff are wearing a face mask and follow the correct use of PPE.
  • Encourage staff to undertake lateral flow tests and report the results regularly.
  • Exercise 2 m physical distancing.

We are able to permit entry by appointment only at this time to protect you, other patients and ourselves.

Appointments may take the form of video/telephone consultation in the first instance.

Please leave a voicemail when ‘phoning, or email and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We thank you in advance for your understanding and consideration during this challenging period.

Further information on the provision of eye-care services and what is classed as ’emergency or essential’ is available at:

NHS inform

Eye Care Services

If you’ve developed a new continuous cough or a fever/high temperature or loss of/change in sense of smell or taste, you should self isolate. Your household should also self-isolate for 7 days. You should stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms or 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 10 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:

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http://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

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