The World Health organisation (WHO) has announced that COVID-19 is a Pandemic.

MCES will be taking no risks when it comes to the Health and Safety of our patients. Although it may seem as an overreaction for some, our main capture of patients are over the age of 65. For this reason we ask patients with impending appointments to reschedule if you have recently travelled overseas, particularly to high risk countries. Been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, or are experiencing any of the following symptoms; fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and difficultly breathing. If you attend an appointment with any of the above symptoms, or if you have had possible exposure, you will be asked to leave.

Patients who feel their condition can not wait should be referred to Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) and should advise staff about their travel history on presentation.