Coronavirus (Covid-19) & variants
(Updated 1 May 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 remains.
There is no longer a legal requirement for patients/visitors to wear a face covering (unless exempt). Instead, the position as set out on the Scottish Government website is that it is strongly recommended to continue to wear a face covering, especially in healthcare settings.
We continue to permit entry by appointment only to protect you, other patients and ourselves.
Further information on the provision of eye-care services is available at:
Eye Care Services
From 1 May, most people no longer need to take a coronavirus test and should follow guidance on staying at home if unwell.
Testing remains available to specific groups in order to protect highest risk settings and support clinical care.
Coronavirus, and other respiratory infections such as flu, can spread easily and cause serious illness in some people. Vaccinations are very effective at preventing serious illness from coronavirus. But there’s still a chance you might catch coronavirus, or another respiratory infection, and pass it on to other people.
Stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection such as coronavirus and have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities.
Symptoms of coronavirus, flu and common respiratory infections include:
- continuous cough
- high temperature, fever or chills
- loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
- shortness of breath
- unexplained tiredness, lack of energy
- muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise
- not wanting to eat or not feeling hungry
- headache that’s unusual or longer lasting than usual
- sore throat, stuffy or runny nose
- feeling sick or being sick