Updates and guidance for optical settings

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Following the government’s recent announcement that England will proceed to step 4 of its COVID-19 response from 19 July 2021, this letter outlines our continuing expectations across primary care in relation to access, infection prevention and control, and continuing contractual/regulatory arrangements. It also confirms that a number of the standard operating procedures that have been in place since March 2020 will be withdrawn from 19 July 2021.

Published 20 July 2021.