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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

UK Gov Coronavirus Data (8 August 2023)


The Cardiopulmonary Effects of Mask Wearing (15 June 2023)

Interesting research paper (published June 9, 2023) and summary regarding the physiological effects of wearing a N95 mask during exercise and at rest.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 3 March 2023

In England, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 1,298,600 (95% credible interval: 1,236,900 to 1,361,200), equating to 2.31% of the population (2.18% in the previous reference week), or around 1 in 45 people

July 22, 2022

Safety measures are back in place in the practice

  • Due to the significant increase in Covid-Omicron infection rate in England, we are reintroducing the use of face masks. Everyone entering the clinic premises must wear a facemask and use hands satitiser. 


September 9, 2021

Safety measures are still in place in the practice

  • Note that  everyone entering the clinic premises must wear a facemask and use hands satitiser. Our receptionist will also take your temperature.  


April 20, 2021

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country. In England:

  • Only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble
  • Up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside
  • Work from home if you can and minimise travel
  • If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home


January 6, 2020

Please note that due to the new Covid variants increased contagiousness, wearing a visor is no longer permitted in our practices. Everyone entering the premises must be wearing a face mask. No exemptions and no exceptions.


November 9, 2020

The NHS has advised us some staff members have been in contact with someone testing positive to the Covid-19 virus. We are therefore following the appropriate procedures and both practices will be closed whilst all the staff self-isolate over the next 14 days. Should you want to book an appointment you can either ring the practice and someone will be able to help or otherwise, you can book online by using the online booking system.


October 8, 2020

UK guidelines: Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own. Please note that those who have an age, health or disability reason for not wearing a face mask will be provided with a visor.


June 21, 2020

Get facts not fallacies on the BBC Reality Check site: Once again, here is the link to the most updated Covid-19 information:


June 5, 2020

We are adding clinic hours in response to the increased appointments request. One of our receptionist is now onsite during mornings at the Holderness practice. Phone messages are still picked up regularly during afternoons. Please maintain social distancing within the clinic and follow the instructions provided.


May 23, 2020

  • The Holderness Road practice will be open on Bank Holiday Monday May 25. Please be aware that only patients or underage patients with their guardian will be permitted to enter the premises.
  • Why not try our new Online Booking system or ring the practice and leave a message.
  • Receptionists will be back at the practice for morning clinics from Wednesday May 27.
  • Note that all patients entering the practice 1) will have their temperature taken, 2) are require to use the hand sanitiser, 3) must keep a safe distance from the receptionist desk.


May 11, 2020

We are gradually increasing our contact hours although we are still limiting clinics to mornings only. There are no receptionists in the practice. Please leave a message when ringing the clinic and we will ring you back in order to book an appointment at a convenient time. Alternatively, use our Online Booking system.


April 28, 2020

Newspapers and TV personalities are really not where you should get objective and accurate scientific information regarding the Covid-19 outbreak. Have look at this site: C-19


April 15, 2020

Though things are changing by the minute with the release of new research surrounding Covid-19, we’ve decided to remain open to help serve our patients and community during this trying time. We are limiting our practice hours to 1 hour/day for the time being. Our new hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 10am. Rest assured, we’re taking additional steps to ensure our practice remains clean and safe.

  1. Upon entering the premises:
    1. Your temperature will be taken. Note that should you present a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater), you will be asked to immediately leave and return home.
    2. You will be required to use the hand sanitiser provided.
  2. A number of chairs have been removed in order to provide more space.
  3. There are no receptionists on site although your voice messages will be picked up and replied to on the same day.
  4. Dr Gosselin is using at all times the best quality face mask and goggles.

April 10, 2020

We are open during the Covid-19 outbreak on a limited timetable.


April 8, 2020

Breathing exercise to help lung function:

Interesting paper recently published:


Wuhan study shows lying face down improves breathing in severe COVID-19


March 24, 2020
American Thoracic Society
In a new study of patients with severe COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) hospitalized on ventilators, researchers found that lying face down was better for the lungs. The research letter was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.


April 3, 2020

Clinic procedures for everyone’s safety:

  1. All patients entering the premises are required to use the hand sanitiser provided.
  2. Your temperature will be taken when entering the premises. Note that should you present a higher temperature than 37.8C, you will be asked to immediately leave and return home.
  3. A number of chairs have been removed in order to provide more space.
  4. There are no receptionists on duties.
  5. Dr Gosselin is using at all times the best quality face mask and goggles.


March 23, 2020

We are open during the Covid-19 outbreak on a limited timetable

Reserved emergency clinic appointments for over 70’s


March 21, 2020

We are open during the Covid-19 outbreak

Reserved clinic appointment for over 70’s


March 18, 2020

table symptoms

March 17, 2020

wash We appreciate and understand that with the quickly changing landscape of COVID-19 and the ongoing information coming from so many sources, this can be a difficult and worrisome time for you. I would recommend reviewing the constantly updated NHS Coronavirus guidelines. For the time being, our practice remains open and we still provide care for our patients. We ask all our patients to:

  • You and your family stay at home for 14 days if you have either:
    • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
    • a new, continuous cough
  • Use the provided hand sanitiser on arriving at the practice
  • Ring us to postpone your appointment should you experience COVID-19 symptoms

But Most Importantly

You’ve likely heard this a million times but get ready to make it 1,000,001 – you must wash your hands frequently. Simple hand washing with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds is your first line of defence from germs and is key to protecting yourself. You should wash your hands before meals, after using the restroom, and after you’ve been in public where people may actively spread germs, such as handling doorknobs and public touch screens. Also make sure not to touch your face when you’re out and about because touching a germy object, such as a door handle, then touching your face is a great way to expose yourself to germs.

What is Covid-19?

Most of those who initially caught the Covid-19 virus worked at, or visited, the “wet market” in Wuhan.

The virus mainly spreads via infected droplets that have been coughed or sneezed out by a patient.

There is also evidence it may be transmitted in faeces and urine.

In most cases, a patient’s immune system naturally fights off the virus.

Pneumonia can come about when the infection causes the alveoli (air sacs) in the lungs to become inflamed and filled with fluid or pus.

The lungs then struggle to draw in air, resulting in reduced oxygen in the bloodstream.

Those requiring hospitalisation are offered “supportive care”, like ventilation, while their immune system gets to work.

The coronavirus shares some, but not all, symptoms with colds and flu.


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