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Infection Control in General Practice

The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitality and shops. 

This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid 19 or a Respiratory Infection. 

The following rules still apply in General Practice: 

  • wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt) 
  • physical distancing : 
    • 1 metre if no covid or respiratory symptoms 
    • 2 metres if covid or respiratory symptoms 
  • contact your practice by telephone in the first instance 
  • wearing of PPE by staff 
  • screening of all patients for Covid 19 and Respiratory symptoms 

Please support your local practice team by complying with this guidance.