Facemasks or Face Coverings When Attending the Surgery

Please can we ask everybody attending the surgery to wear facemasks or face coverings, which can be homemade. This is to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 to staff, other patients and to you.

St Helens has had one of the highest rates of Covid-19 infection in the country, and it is essential to do everything we can to prevent a second peak of infections and deaths.

We strongly encourage you and your family (including children who are old enough) to wear facemasks (or face coverings) when near other people. This includes supermarkets, shops, buses, trains and queuing – and even when meeting friends outside in parks or private gardens. Wear a mask on busy streets, but not on quiet roads or paths where others can give space.

There are good instructions on the internet for how to make homemade masks – for example on https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

Please help do your bit to reduce the risk to our community, and help save lives.