NHS Wales has published an operational guide for GPs detailing the safe return of routine arrangements following the initial Covid-19 response
A chapter on ‘pharmacy’ which, in fact, refers to GP dispensaries, details the following:
- If the practice has a pharmacy or prescription collection point social distancing and staff protection must be observed
- Floor markers indicating two metre distance must be displayed
- Receptions or patient contact points must be protected with clear screens.
The preferred hand cleansing method is hand-washing, where facilities are available. If alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR) are available, these facilities must be located outside and inside the door of the area, allowing hand sanitisation on entering and on leaving.