While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone visiting hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules, unless they are unable to do so for medical reasons. This will help to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, especially those who are more vulnerable to infection.
Unfortunately, there have been some isolated incidents where staff have experienced aggressive behaviour from members of the public. Although, these are only a few incidents, we would like to remind all of our residents:
Everyone deserves to be respected at work
We will not tolerate any member of staff being subjected to any sort of abuse, violence or aggression and will support our staff should they be the victim of such behaviour.
We have the right to refuse treatment and take further action against anyone who threatens the safety of our staff and our patients, including calling the police.