7th January, 2021

BUPA Statement - Lockdown 3.0: how do the new restrictions affect our health centres?

Following the recent change to the government's response to the on-going Coronavirus pandemic, BUPA have written the following statement for our current clients who are BUPA members.

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Following the Government announcement on Monday 4 January, here’s a quick update on what this means for your BUPA clients’ services delivered via our health clinics.

Health centres in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
In line with Government lockdown guidance, as a provider of healthcare services, our centres across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are currently remaining open. This means that health assessment and musculoskeletal appointments will continue to go ahead as planned.

Health centres in Scotland
We previously advised that due to the lockdown in Scotland from 26 December our health assessment services in Scotland will need to temporarily stop running. This remains the case.

We’ll continue to offer musculoskeletal services, including physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physicians, osteopathy and podiatry. We recommend employees continue their care with us during this time to prevent more long-term, chronic issues.

Continuing to provide GP services
Our GP services are still available to access remotely, via phone or video. Following triage, face-to-face appointments at health centres will continue where necessary. Early diagnosis leads to better prognosis, so it’s important that people don’t delay getting any health concerns checked out.

Next steps
There’s nothing for BUPA clients or their employees to do. For anyone with an appointment booked over the next few weeks, we’ll contact them to confirm that their appointment is going ahead. We’ll continue to keep you updated if and when anything changes.