Following the PMs announcement last night that the nation will be entering into a third lockdown we felt it was important to reassure our loyal Sussex Equine Hospital clients that we will be providing a full, normal service both on the road and in the hospital.
As things stand at the moment the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has issued a very brief statement indicating that vets are able to continue with work as normal (having made the necessary risk assessments) and that it is unlikely that we will be restricted to emergency only procedures, as we were in the first lockdown.
The directive from the government is that where possible people should work from home. As such we are going to return to a skeleton staff working in the office, with the remainder of the office team working from home. With the fancy IT system that we have you will not notice a difference when you call the office. The hospital, clinical staff will not change at this stage.
This new variant of the COVID virus certainly seems to be more contagious, with this in mind we will be stepping up our human biosecurity protocols again, both in the hospital and out on the road. Please do let us know when booking appointments if anyone is unwell at the yards our vets and nurses will be visiting. Likewise please do not attend the hospital with patients if you are showing COVID symptoms. Other arrangements can be made to see patients if there are COVID concerns.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their support over the last year, we in return will continue to provide the highest possible levels of service and care that we can during this tricky time.
Best wishes to all for the New Year