Information for Patients & Visitors Attending the Practice

The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitals and shops.

This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid-19.

The following rules still apply in General Practice:

  • wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt)
  • physical distancing of 1 metre in waiting rooms
  • contact your practice by telephone in the first instance
  • wearing of PPE by staff
  • screening of all patients for Covid 19 symptoms

Please support your local practice team by complying with this guidance.

Coronavirus Symptoms & Testing

Please self-isolate and book a test if you have coronavirus symptoms. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing. Find out about coronavirus testing and how to book.

If you have Coronavirus related symptoms but are well and managing, please self-isolate in line with national guidance. If you are unwell, or feel you may need hospital assessment, please call NHS 24 on 111. Further information is available at NHS Inform.

If you require an isolation note for your employer, one can be obtained online at Do not call the practice or 111 for an isolation note.

As always, patients should self-certificate for other absences up to 7 days. Here is the form: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Please DO NOT come to the practice if you have symptoms that could be related to the virus. These include, but are not restricted to: a high temperature or fever, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste.

REMEMBER! If you or a family member have symptoms of coronavirus for which you NEED to obtain medical advice, call NHS24 on 111.

Further Information

Further information about Coronovirus is available at

The latest advice and updates from the Scottish Government is available at

Updated: 20 July 2021

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