Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and Advice for Patients

Important Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: 20 July 2021 · Practice news

The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitals and shops.

This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid-19.

From 19 July 2021 (when we go to Level 0) the following rules still apply in General Practice:

  • wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt)
  • physical distancing of 2 metres in waiting rooms
  • contact your practice by telephone in the first instance
  • wearing of PPE by staff
  • screening of all patients for Covid 19 symptoms

Please support your local practice team by complying with this guidance.

Coronavirus Symptoms

Please book a PCR test if you have Coronavirus symptoms. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing. Find out about coronavirus testing and how to book.

If you have Coronavirus related symptoms but are well and managing, please self-isolate in line with national guidance. If you are unwell, or feel you may need hospital assessment, please call NHS 24 on 111. Further information is available at NHS Inform.

If you require an isolation note for your employer, one can be obtained online at 111.nhs.uk/isolation-note.

New Practice Services

New services are available to help you communicate with the practice: eConsult for self-help and advice or treatment from the practice by the end of the next working day AND NearMe video consultations.

Requests for repeat prescriptions can be posted via the letter box or ordered online via Patient Services and your prescriptions collected from your preferred pharmacy.

We are encouraging patients to register for our online appointment booking service, in preparation for the 2021 seasonal flu campaign and anticipated Covid booster vaccinations.

REMEMBER! If you or a family member have symptoms of Coronavirus for which you NEED to obtain medical advice...

PLEASE CONTACT NHS24 on 111 who will assess your symptoms and advise you on what you should do next.

About Coronavirus

Further information about Coronovirus is available at www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus.

The latest advice and updates from the Scottish Government is available at www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Forfar
DD8 2HA
Tel: 01307 462316
Email: academymc.tayside@nhs.scot