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Anyone else's doctors surgery now running a 'no mask no appointment' policy?

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TinCanAlley2 Sun 24-May-20 18:12:46

Just out of curiosity

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JasHarts Sun 24-May-20 18:14:00

I don’t think so but I think it’s a good idea

JacobReesMogadishu Sun 24-May-20 18:15:24


Funny how medically knowledgeable people think masks are important. Hopefully that makes people think and more start wearing them in shops.

Lima45 Sun 24-May-20 18:16:35

I'd be happy with it. Our GP has just gone for a "we're not seeing anyone about anything at all, everything over the phone" policy.

PawPatrolMakesMeDrink Sun 24-May-20 18:16:45

We encourage patients to wear their own face coverings or if they don’t have anything suitable will provide them with a disposable mask, due to the fact that clinical examinations or nursing care can not be done whilst maintaining social distancing.

pfrench Sun 24-May-20 18:18:25

I went to the GP last week. I had an appointment at 10.30. Got there at 10.20, stood outside. Receptionist wearing all the COVID PPE apart from a plastic hair covering thing ('normal' face mask), came to meet me at the door. She hung a face mask on the door knob and asked me to get it when she'd had gone back inside. I did that.

I then went into the waiting room, where I was the only person. I was directed to the one chair being used for waiting. I waited for about 25 minutes for no apparent reason. No one else came in, it was just the garbed-up receptionist at the other side of the room, and me.

When I went into the Drs room, she was wearing an N95 mask + other full COVID PPE. Wellies and the lot.

I was there for a consultation about my HRT, I wasn't expecting to be actually called to the surgery. She didn't need to touch me and stayed 2m away.

Then I left. No one else was in the waiting room.

So. I wondered what PPE GPs are wearing if someone brings a child in (who hasn't got a fever, because no one is allowed to take anyone with a fever in right?). Cos you know, if children don't transmit it and it's safe to go back to school, then no 'scary' PPE would be required for that GP.

PawPatrolMakesMeDrink Sun 24-May-20 18:21:36

I imagine a child would have to be accompanied by an adult, therefore PPE would be necessary.

Dollywilde Sun 24-May-20 18:21:43

Has really varied - I’m pregnant so have been in a few clinical settings since lockdown.

20 week scan - sonographer in a mask, no mask for me
24 week appt at my GPs - provided with a mask and gloves and required to wear them in the appointment. GP also in mask and gloves.
Gestational Diabetes test at a GPs linked to my hospital - no mask or gloves for me but mask and gloves for the nurse taking bloods

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