Update: COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedure

Update: COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedure

August 11, 2020

An updated version of the COVID-19 standard operating procedure has been published.

In the first update since March, NHSE&I has removed the flexible opening provision that allowed pharmacies to close their doors to the public for up to 2.5 hours a day and clarified the indemnity/liability position of volunteers from the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS).

The updated SOP also includes information on high-risk patients – including shielding patients – detailing when and where a delivery service to shielded patients will be commissioned.

Other amendments bring the SOP in line with the latest information and guidance already available to contractors on, for example, staff risk assessments, social distancing and the use of PPE and face coverings, and cleaning and decontamination of the pharmacy.

The updated SOP is a key source of information and guidance for contractors and consolidates information and guidance already available, as well as providing new advice.

The link to the new operating procedure can be found here.

For more information about the changes made within the SOP view the PSNC article here




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