South African variant of COVID-19

Advice for members who live or work in one of the areas in which the South African variant has been found
If you live or work in one of the postcodes where the South African variant of COVID-19 has been detected, you may continue to practise as healthcare provision has not been affected. 

However, if after a personal risk assessment you feel you should not remain open, then you may close if you wish whilst the Government undertakes its testing.

We would also recommend you seek a test for the new COVID variant and encourage your patients to also do the same. 

The postcodes where the new variant has been found are:
Find out more about the new variant and surge testing in the government press release: Surge testing to be deployed to monitor and suppress spread of COVID-19 variant