😷 FACE COVERINGS 😷
From 10 July 2020, it’s the law that passengers and staff on public transport MUST wear a face covering:
• on bus, coach and train services
• in public transport stations
• in indoor areas of a ferry and outdoor areas where you can’t keep two metres social distance
Although face coverings may not prevent you from becoming infected with the virus, they help prevent people who don’t know they have the virus spreading it to others.
A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.
It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.
🤚 Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off.
👁 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times and store used face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them.
❌ Do not touch the front of the face covering, or the part of the face covering that has been in contact with your mouth and nose.
Once removed, make sure you clean any surfaces the face covering has touched.
You should wash a face covering regularly. It can go in with other laundry, using your normal detergent. When wearing a face covering, take care to tuck away any loose ends.
😷 Further information on making a face covering can be found here
🛑 Updated Covid-19 restrictions can be found here
🔬 Information of how to get tested for Covid-19 can be found here
🗓 JULY PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Banbridge Group Surgery will close on:
Monday 13th of July and
Tuesday 14th of July 2020
🚨 URGENT MEDICAL COVER
Will be available from Out of Hours on Friday 10th July from 🕕 18:00hrs (including the 11, 12 and 13th of July 2020)
☎️ 028 3839 9201
📱 EMERGENCY MEDICAL COVER
Will be available from
🕗 08:00hrs - 18:00hrs on Tuesday 14 July, 2020
Our surgery will open on Wednesday 15th of July 2020.
TEST TRACE PROTECT
The Public Health Agency has launched a new public information campaign Test Trace Protect.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of Coronavirus and encourage individuals who are symptomatic to follow the appropriate steps including:
- Booking a test quickly
- Helping with contact tracing
- Self-isolating when advised
Further advice and information can be found here :
TEST TRACE PROTECT - INFORMATION GUIDE
TEST TRACE PROTECT - STEP BY STEP GUIDE
Did you know that it is possible self refer for Maternity Care and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy? 🤔
As soon as you have a positive pregnancy test, you can self-refer for maternity care.
Please complete this form and upon receipt the Midwives will arrange your first booking.
Click here for link 👉 https://southerntrust.hscni.net/services/maternity-services/
MUSCULOSKELETAL SELF REFERRAL
You can also self refer to the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Department, without seeing your GP.
Click here for the link
We would like to remind patients on how to access services during the Covid-19 Pandemic:
⏰ OPENING HOURS
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
🔹 Morning surgery:
On Thursday, we operate a morning surgery only, 08:00 - 12:00pm (Doctor on-call is available for medical emergencies until 6pm)
☎️ TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS
A telephone consultations with your GP can be requested from:
🕗 8:00am - 11:30am
🕑 2:00pm - 4:30pm
You will be asked to provide as much information as possible, your request will then be triaged by our Clinical team.
In most circumstances the consultation can be done over the phone and/or video call.
🩺 ATTENDING THE SURGERY
If your Doctor requires you to attend the surgery, for further clinical assessment, this will be fully explained and arrangements made for you.
❌ PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY - UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DO SO ❌
💊 REPEAT MEDICATION
Repeat prescriptions can be ordered by;
• dedicated telephone service
• vision on line patient service
• collection boxes at local pharmacies
Please allow, at least, 48hrs for your request to be processed.
🕕 OUT OF HOURS
The out of hours service is still in operation from 6:00pm - 8:00am Monday to Friday, and at weekends. The telephone number is 028 38399201.
We would like to thank our dedicated team of Doctors, Nurses, Management Team, Practice Pharmacists, Mental Health Practitioners and all our Medical Support and Cleansing staff - who continue to work, compassionately and diligently, during these challenging times.
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DO SO BY A GP. The treatment room is opened as normal, AS LONG AS YOU ARE WELL.
If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms you and anyone else in the household should SELF-ISOLATE for 14 Days
- Continuous cough
- Fever above 37.8c
- Loss of Taste or Smell
You do not need to speak to a GP unless:
- You are no better after 7 days
- Your condition deteriorates
For further information and advice please click the link below:
STAY AT HOME GUIDANCE
SELF ISOLATION ADVICE
SELF CERTIFICATION FOR WORK
If you need a sick note for work because you are self-isolating, please click on the link below, which will take you to the NHS 111 website.
NHS 111 ISOLATION NOTE
ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
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(Site updated 09/07/2020)