New COVID – 19 Guidance issued on 28th July 2020 by Oldham Borough Council

New COVID – 19 Guidance was issued on 28th July 2020 by Oldham Borough Council (below is a direct extract from their website).

Here at Allegro Optical, we have seen this coming and have deliberately done all in our power to keep our staff, customers and patients safe from COVID 19. Since the middle of March, we have invested in and wear PPE. Our protective measures include masks, visors, scrubs, gloves, sleeve guards, breath shields. We have also invested in “Hospital Grade” Ozone Generators in all areas of our practice to neutralize ambient bacteria. We have also installed large-high-quality Perspex protective screens at the same time to add additional hygiene security. 

Oldham alert raised

The risk grade in the Oldham area has recently been raised. Therefore we are now also using gowns, sleeve guards and visors for every appointment to further protect everyone. In accordance with guidance from the NHS and General Optical Council. We take our duty of care very seriously indeed and have not hesitated to spend thousands of pounds to ensure that our hygiene security is as good as it can be. The working areas are also sanitized after each customer including steam cleaning floors.  Our customers seem to have really appreciated this and we have been very busy providing safe eye health care to all. 

Stay safe

Please rest assured we have your and our personal health very much at the heart of what we do and look forward to delivering your eye exam and eye care examinations in a very safe environment. Please read below the OBC guidance on wearing face coverings.

Face coverings/masks

You are now required, by law, to wear a face-covering in the following places:
  • public transport
  • airports, rail and tram stations, bus and coach stations, and ports
  • shops and supermarkets
  • indoor shopping centres
  • banks, building societies, and post offices (including credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and money service businesses)
We strongly encourage you to wear a face-covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet. Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities are exempt. Please be understanding as not everyone is able to wear a mask. There are still some restrictions in place for certain sections of the community, so in the first place, for clarity, or to book a consultation, please simply telephone;  01457 353100.

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