COVID-19 PATIENT CONSULTATIONS
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to change the way in which we work.
It is of the upmost importance that our patients continue to seek medical advice for medical conditions if they develop symptoms that cause concern. Please telephone the surgery on 064 6634111 make these appointments.
If you think you may be infected, or are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please call 064 66 34111.
STRICTLY – No walk in patients allowed
Upon arrival please phone reception and let them know you have arrived. Please remain outside the building or in your car until your appointment.
We would kindly request that you wear a mask/face covering as you enter the building, this is for your safety and the safety of our team.
All patients will be respectfully requested to use our hand sanitizer stations in the hall way or clinical rooms upon arrival and when leaving the surgery. We have introduced social distancing within our practice.
All our high touch public areas have been identified and are being disinfected frequently throughout the day.
Our clinical team adhere to strict policy on wearing PPE, which includes disposable gloves and face masks, and are actively disinfecting each clinic room in between each patient.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of Covid 19 to appear.
The main symptoms to look out for are:
a cough – this can be any kind of cough (read more here)
A shortness of breath
High Temperature or chills
Other symptoms may include fatigue, headaches, sore throat, aches and pains in the body
If you develop symptoms you will need to self-isolate immediately and contact us on 064 6634111. Read more about self isolation here.
Please do not come to the surgery.
One of our team members will access you over the phone.
COVID-19 2nd BOOSTER VACCINE (UPDATE September 2022)
4th Covid Vaccine
To maintain high levels of immunity in those most at risk of severe disease a second booster dose of an mRNA vaccine is now recommended for the following:
* all those aged 50 years and older (a 4th Covid-19 Vaccine dose)
* all those aged 12 or older with immunocompromise at the time of primary or booster vaccination.
The second booster vaccine is recommended at least four months after the first booster.
It is recommended to defer the second booster vaccine for six months following infection onset.