Covid19 – Omicron variant

Dear Patients,

In response to the recent information regarding the new variant, if you have been to or have been in contact with anyone from the below countries – there is a requirement to self isolate and get a NHS PCR test.
Please do not come into the Practice if you are in this group of patients.

The information below is directly from the UK Health Security Agency’s CMO:

South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola.

Non-UK and Irish residents i.e. people who are not normally resident within the UK or Ireland regardless of nationality, who have been in these countries in the previous 10 days will be refused entry into England.

Those returning from any of these places before 4am on Sunday 28th November must take an NHS PCR on day 2 and day 8 – they must self-isolate for 10 days at home along with their households.

After 4am Sunday, residents of UK and Ireland returning will have to stay in Managed Quarantine Services.

Anyone who has returned from those areas in the past 10 days should take a PCR – regardless of whether they have booked or used a lateral flow device, and regardless of its result. UKHSA is actively following up with these individuals.

Please continue to protect yourselves with mask wearing and hand sanitising, along with ventilation when inside.

If you are unable to wear a mask you can wear a visor.

Your team at Mickleover Medical Centre