Patients will need to self isolate for 14 days before any operation. This includes every member of the household. Children will not be able to go to school during this time and no-one can go to work. Alternatively patients can undertake short-term shielding in one room of the house for 14 days. All patients will need to have a swab 48 hours before their operation. This may be confusing for patients and will take time to get used to. But Together we can create an environment where patients and staff stay safe. #surgery #plasticsurgery #covid_19