Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and Advice for Patients

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: 26 April 2022 · Practice news

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

At Academy Medical Centre:

  • we are open and seeing patients, although patients will still be screened at the door before being allowed entry
  • we still ask patients to wear face masks when they attend the practice, unless they are exempt
  • we ask patients to socially distance whilst on the premises.

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.

Testing & Symptoms

  • If you have no Covid symptoms there is no need to do a test
  • Lateral flow device (LFD) test kits will no longer be available from the community pharmacies for general population; they will be available from testing sites until they close or via NHS Inform online, or by phoning 119
  • People with symptoms still need to isolate and get a PCR test done until the end of April
  • Close contacts of someone with Covid should continue to test daily for 7 days with LFD kits
  • At the start of May 2022, testing sites will close and people with symptoms will no longer be advised to test; public health advice for people who feel unwell will be to stay at home until they feel better to reduce the risk of infecting other people
  • If patients have Covid symptoms and need advice you should contact the practice.

About Coronavirus

Further information about Coronovirus is available at

The latest advice and updates from the Scottish Government is available at

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-1pm & 2pm-6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Tel: 01307 462316