Following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on 19th July 2021, opticians across England will remain in the College of Optometrists' ‘Amber Phase’.
This means that Harpenden Eye Centre will continue to operate as a COVID-secure practice and, as such, we request that all patients visiting the practice continue to wear a face mask or covering to help keep our patients and team safe.
We encourage all visitors to the practice to book an appointment slot, attend alone (unless arranged with us in advance), arrive as close to your appointment time as possible and maintain social distancing inside the practice. On arrival to the practice, you will be screened, including a temperature check, and you will be asked to sanitise your hands.
As an NHS Primary Care provider, we will continue to do all we can to ensure the safety of our patients which includes thoroughly cleaning all surfaces, equipment and touch points after each use, sanitising frames after they have been tried on and maintaining social distancing.
Our dispensing and reception staff will continue to wear face masks, and our optometrists will continue to wear full PPE.
All practice staff undergo a temperature check at the start of each day, as well as completing lateral flow tests 2-3 times a week. All practice staff have been fully vaccinated.
If you feel concerned or worried about visiting us during the pandemic, please call us on 01582 766668 and we can discuss your concerns. We want everyone that visits us to have a safe and comfortable experience.
Harpenden Eye Centre Team