As we continue to go forward, through the dark days of the pandemic in 2020/1, we now have to learn to live with this virus, which has changed so many of our lives.
As many people go about their business without the safeguards that were in place, we must continue to protect ourselves, our families, our friends and of course, our patients.
With continued mask wearing and the hygiene protocols that we should already be following, we can begin to live our lives once again. As professionals, it is our duty of care to continue to protect the vulnerable when we see them, and I myself have continued to wear a face mask when I visit my own patients. I am also sympathetic to their requests and have also worn a face shield if requested to do so when I call before the visit.
These protocols will help shield ourselves and others against viruses that are around us, such as influenza, as we may carry but not know.
Although the rules of isolation have changed, please be mindful of others and either stay at home or keep your distance from others if you feel unwell or think you may have Covid. Obviously, some people will have no symptoms at all but will still be able to spread the virus.
Please refer to the Government website on Living Safely with Respiratory Infections, including Covid for more information.
I wish you a wonderful summer and hope the sun shines.
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Deborah Mercer Chairman BCPA/BAFHP