CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – July 29, 2021
CHORLEY SURGERY – Open Sundays for on the day emergencies only
Although the government relaxed lockdown rules recently, Pinewood have not changed the protective measures for its customers and staff within its surgeries that were in place before July 19, 2021.
Pinewood staff are in contact with a large amount of people on a daily basis and a number of our staff are clinically vulnerable. In addition, we recently had to close our Coppull and Leyland branches because 50% of the staff had to self-isolate. This put a lot of added pressure on the remaining team.
We hope you will understand our situation and bear with us until Covid-19 transmission and infections finally subside. Keeping our customers and staff safe combined with providing excellent care and service remain our top priority.
For all pets that come to the practice, you the pet owner will still be required to wait in the car/outside whist your pet is being seen by a member of the team.
Please contact the surgery if you require further clarification, have any questions or wish to book an appointment. If you have problems contacting us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our Facebook pages.
Thank you for your kind understanding and continued support.
CORONAVIRUS & PETS
We have received a number of enquiries from pet owners concerned about Coronavirus in their pets.
Whilst a dog in Hong Kong has tested weakly positive for Covid-19, it has shown no symptoms and it is not yet known whether the dog was truly infected or had been contaminated by an infected person. There is, as yet, no evidence that pets can spread or be affected by coronavirus.
It is however, always sensible to employ good hygiene around pets, for example ensuring you wash your hands after touching them.
If you contract coronavirus, current advice is to avoid contact with your pet, avoiding cuddling and petting them, and where possible asking another person in the household to care for them.
Obviously this a new disease and more information may be available with time. We shall endeavour to keep our clients updated.
SAFEGUARDING YOU & OUR STAFF
Due to the confirmation of cases in the area, please could our lovely clients follow the advice below in order to safeguard our staff:
- If you have symptoms please do not attend for routine appointments.
- When attending for an appointment, please limit the amount of people coming with the pet.
- Please use the hand sanitisers that are on reception.
With huge thanks in advance from Andrea, Jerome and the team