2 Patients not known to have COVID‑19

2 Patients not known to have COVID‑19

2.1 Ask patients to attend appointments without family members or carers, if they can, to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the infection.

2.2 Minimise time in the waiting area by:

  • careful scheduling

  • encouraging patients not to arrive early

  • texting patients when you are ready to see them, so that they can wait in their car, for example.