COVID-19: England lockdown, November 2020
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Saturday 31 October about a national lockdown to be implemented from Thursday 5 November, the College can confirm that all medical appointments are still allowed.
Therefore, podiatrists can remain open. This includes home visits.
Nursing homes have been told to lockdown to all routine visits; they should still allow entry for medical visits, but some may only allow visits for urgent medical treatment. Red and Amber patients, as indicated by the College's COVID-19 treatment grid, should be prioritised, but Green patients can also be seen.
As the Government releases more information this week, the College will keep members up to date via its website and its regular email newsletters.
- College's COVID-19 treatment grid
- Pro forma letter to nursing homes which members can adapt for their own use, confirming that podiatrists may continue to provide medical treatments
- Scotand's strategic framework for COVID-19 and podiatric practice
- College update following Welsh Government announcement on circuit break