Following today’s updated guidance from the government (25 March) that ‘opticians’ fall within the Medical Services category of retail premises exempt from being required to close for business, ABDO has created an Essential Workers form for members.
The form is for members’ employers to complete if they need their child to attend school as they will be providing or supporting essential eyecare in practice. In line with previous guidance, this is to be the provision of essential/urgent care only.
The government’s updated the list of essential workers applies throughout the UK.
The Medical Services exceptions include the following:
– Dental surgeries
– Opticians and audiology clinics
– Physiotherapy clinics
– Chiropody and podiatry clinics
– Other professional vocational medical services