Update on the temporary closure for cleaning of The Ferns Medical Practice, Farnham

The Ferns Medical Practice in Farnham Hospital was temporarily closed on 13 February to enable the surgery to be cleaned as a precautionary measure, after recognising that a patient was seen at the practice premises on 12 February, who had travelled from one of the affected Coronavirus areas.

The cleaning of the surgery is now complete, and the practice is open to patients.

The Ferns Medical Practice has commented that “We are pleased to announce that the practice has been cleaned and is now open. All services at the practice are operating normally and there are no confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus).

We are asking people to take simple and common-sense steps like you would with other flu viruses.

  • always carry tissues and use them to catch coughs and sneezes, and bin the tissue.
  • make sure you wash your hands with soap and water, or use sanitiser gel, if soap and water are not available.
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

The NHS is well prepared and all our local services are open as normal.

If you have come back from Wuhan or Hubei Province in the last 14 days, you should stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel. Do not come into your GP surgery.

If you get a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath within 14 days of returning from other parts of China (including Macao and Hong Kong), Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Singapore or Malaysia, you should stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and call NHS 111. Do not come into your GP surgery.

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