We are aware that appointments for regular smear tests have been disrupted by the lockdown and COVID outbreak. So we are going to hold some 'catch up' clinics and we are inviting any of those who have missed out to contact the practice to book a suitable appointment.
EXEMPTIONS ON FACE COVERINGS
The Scottish Government have advised that people are not required to carry proof that they are exempt from wearing face masks for medical reasons. Exemption letters or certificates are not required and the individual's word should be accepted by relevant organisations.
As such, Practices do not need to provide any proof of exemption for their patients.
For more information on face coverings, visit https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-staying-safe-and-protecting-others/pages/face-coverings/
COVID-19 TEST AND PROTECT PHONELINE NOW LIVE
Any Western Isles resident who develops symptoms of COVID-19 (including a new, persistent cough, high temperature or loss or change in sense of taste or smell) can book a test via the new phoneline on: 01851 601 151
An online booking form is being developed and will be available for use shortly at https://www.coronavirus.wi.nhs.scot/