Flu Clinics 2020

The Allan Practice Flu Clinics 2020

Top Tips for Flu Clinic

  1. Please do not arrive more than five minutes before your appointment! We understand that you won't want to be late but to help our clinics run smoothly, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment, helping to limit the number of waiting cars.

  2. Please leave all coats, jackets, thick outer layers, bags etc. in the car, these will not be allowed into the surgery.

  3. Please be patient. This is an unprecidented situation and far from the conditions we would like to be running flu season in. Our staff are working as hard as they can to keep everyone safe whilst getting as many patients vaccinated as possible. We operate under the zero tolerance policy implimented by the NHS, any patients deemed to be verbally or physically agressive to any member of staff will be asked to leave and rebook their vaccination for another day.

  4. Please remember your face mask or face covering - per government guidelines all patients are required to wear one.

  5. Finally, but most importantly, DO NOT attend for your appointment if you have any Covid-19 symptoms or someone you have had close contact with has tested positive for the virus in the last two weeks. Don't worry if you don't cancel your appointment, if you have any symptoms please don't come and we'll give you a call during the week to check in and reschedule your appointment.

 

We understand that many of our patients may be feeling anxious about the thought of coming down to the surgery for their flu jabs due to the pandemic. Below we have outlined the way that flu clinics will run this year, they will look very different, but will keep all patients and staff safe and allow us to vaccinate as many people as possible.

How will flu clinics work this year?

  • When you arrive you will be greeted by a member of staff at the car park entrance and asked to wait in your car until your appointment time.

  • At your appointment time, you can check-in with the member of staff at the front doors of the building. Once checked in you will wait outside the surgery in socially distanced bubbles until there is space inside for you to enter.

  • You will be directed by a member of staff to a designated bench where you and any other members of your household will wait until called in by a clinician.

  • When called, you will enter the clinician's room from Reception, receive the vaccination and, if you are able to, leave through the outside door straight into the car park. If this is not possible a member of staff will escort you back through Reception to avoid crossover with other patients.

  • You are then okay to head off, but if you'd prefer you are welcome to wait for a few minutes in your car before driving home.

What extra precautions will The Allan Practice be taking to protect patients during flu clinic?

  • All staff members working within the proximity of patients during clinic will be wearing full PPE - face masks, shields and aprons.

  • You may notice that flu clinic isn't as fast paced as you're used to, this is because our clinic has been designed to have the bear minimum of patients in the surgery at any one time.

  • Between each patient a warden in Reception will be cleaning the benches and each clinician will be thoroughly cleaning their rooms at each necessary point. Seating will be arranged to be socially distanced and facing away from each other.

What can I as a patient do to help?

  • All patients will be required to wear a face covering in to surgery as per government guidance. 

  • Please arrive on time for your appointment. Due to the structure of clinics this year we do not have the capacity for patients to arrive early for their appointments. Arriving early or late for your appointment may result in delays or being asked to rebook for a different clinic.

  • Please do not bring anyone into the building with you unless they are also receiving a flu vaccine.

  • When you arrive for your appointment, please leave all coats, outer clothing layers, bags etc. in your car. This is to help limit the chances of Covid-19 being bought into the surgery.