Everyone at Health Plus is pleased to inform you that the surgery is able to return to ‘more normal’ provision of services. We can once again open the surgery on a Saturday morning for urgent problems. (From Saturday 15/08/20) All the doctors who had been staffing the Urgent Treatment Centre have returned and we can now offer again our full range of medical services. We will continue to offer telephone consultations for those who prefer not to attend the surgery building. We will continue to screen all patients wanting to attend to ensure no potentially infectious patients enter the waiting room.
As the Government has withdrawn their temporary additional financial support for patients, our fee structure will return to pre-COVID arrangements.
We are looking forward to offering care to all our patients again in ‘The New Normal’.
When attending, patients are asked to check in with the receptionist. Please use the hand gel as you enter the surgery and wear a face mask or face covering. The staff will be taking temperatures of all patients who enter the building with an infrared thermometer.
We would be grateful if you could come to the surgery alone unless you are unable to manage or are with a minor.
SURGICAL MASK OR FACE COVERING
When attending the surgery, please ensure you are wearing a face mask or face covering over your mouth and nose. These must be worn at all times whilst in the surgery. This does not apply to children younger than 10-years old or anyone who has trouble breathing. If you don’t have a surgical mask, they can be purchased from the reception at a cost of £1.00. This will be added to your bill.
The Government of Jersey cannot say with great certainty what impact the of wearing cloth masks will have. However, wearing masks or covering your face in public reduces the dispersal of droplets from the wearer to others and this can only be beneficial and we must use all the helpful responses we can muster. Wearing a cloth mask is considered helpful on the basis that it is an additional response that individuals can take to help reduce the spread of infection in Jersey. As an additional measure, using cloth masks could well contribute to flattening the curve of cases in Jersey and therefore save lives. It should also remind all of us to strictly observe physical distancing.