COVID-19 is very much still with us and cases are rising every day, we are rapidly approaching 100,000 new cases per day in the UK. However, the Lodge has resolved that its members should take a DHSC Covid-19 Self-Rapid Antigen Test (Lateral flow test available free from Pharmacist) before travelling to Mill House.
POSITIVE RESULT If you get a positive result, it indicates you are currently infected with Covid-19 and risk infecting others, so DO NOT ATTEND MILL HOUSE. You should arrange for a PCR test to be carried out as soon as possible to confirm the result. If this also proves positive you should follow the current government rules on self-isolation. This varies for you and those you live with depending on vaccination status. The latest information from the NHS and Gov.UK can be found here NHS info - Government info
NEGATIVE RESULT If you get a negative result, it is likely you were not infectious at the time the test was taken. A negative test result, however, is not a guarantee that you do not have COVID-19. Please attend the practice or meeting but continue to follow national and local rules and guidelines in place at the time, including handwashing, social distancing and wearing of face coverings. At this time the wearing of face coverings is not a legal requirement but the Lodge encourages those who are comfortable wearing a face covering to continue to do so, but this is your personal choice.
The above process has been developed to allow all members and visitors to attend in a manner that is comfortable for each individual, and we appreciate your cooperation.
Consider others - Handwash - Social Distance - Wear a Face Mask - Stay Safe