Salisbury Medical Practice asks patients to bring their own face masks

Salisbury Medical Practice asks patients to bring their own face masks

Published by Mike Draper at 8:47am 17th May 2020.

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Patients attending the Salisbury Medical Practice at Fountain Way will now have to take their own face coverings to appointments, as the facility tries to reserve vital PPE for their own staff.

They've said the masks can be homemade, and have pointed people towards the Government's online advice page on how to make them.

The portal also explains what makes a good covering - click here if you want to see the information.

But, if you don't want to make a mask, then there will be handmade, reusable face masks at the entrance of the Practice which can be bought for a small donation.

These were made by the Salisbury Makers Hub - with the Practice also donating money to the Stars Appeal for them.

Surgical face masks will still be supplied at appointments if needed.

WHY ARE FACE MASKS SO IMPORTANT?

The Salisbury Medical Practice say face coverings have two benefits:

  1. They can potentially stop the spread of droplets from an infected person to others. So, if you cough or sneeze, it catches the droplets.
  2. They are a reminder not to touch your own face or mouth. (It is important to also remember that if you keep touching your mask this can result in “hand to mouth” transmission of the virus).

Patients who need more information can go to their website or call 01722 333034.

 

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