COVID Safe Guidelines
On the day of your treatment; BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR HOUSE do you have:
A high temperature? this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
A new, continuous cough? this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste?
There is no late cancellation fee for the foreseeable future, please let me know you if you feel unwell and we will re-arrange your appointment. When you arrive for your treatment:
Note Taking; I will still follow up on your progress maintaining as much social distancing as is possible.
I will hold your hand to take your pulse as normal.
You will need to wear a mask upon entering the clinic and during your treatment; if you don't have a mask, one will be provided to you.
You will be required to use hand gel to clean your hands, or you can wash your hands in the sink.
Appointments will be spaced 20 minutes apart to provide time to clean the space fully.
Use of Toilet: I would prefer not to open my space beyond the treatment room to access the toilet but I do understand if you have to go!
Payment for treatment
I am still accepting cash still, however please try to bring the correct amount with you so we don t have to deal with change. Payment is also still possible by cheque or bank transfer.
If blankets are used, they are washed after each patient at 60'c. Pillow cases are changed between each patient and are also washed at 60'c
Surfaces are wiped down with a bleach solution.
The couch is wiped down with Virucidal/Bactericidal Disinfectant Spray before and after each patient.
Couch roll is single use
Patients need to wear their mask out of the treatment room.
PPE for myself
My uniform will consist of:
A face visor: which will be changed after each patient.
A face visor is worn at all times, with a mask for when taking pulses or applying needles closer to the head part of the body.
A change of uniform if I come into contact with any external bodily fluids.
My hands will be washed and sanitised, throughout the treatment session. Sanitiser used has an alcohol content of 70%+.
Consent to treatment form
When I see you for the first time after re-opening, I will ask you fill in a Health information: Covid-19 consent form . This needs to be done just once and kept on file. However, on each treatment sheet I will ask you the following: -
Have you had a fever in the last 7 days? (feeling hot to touch on your chest and back)
Do you now, or have you recently had, a persistent dry cough? (coughing a lot for more than an hour or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours or a worsening of a pre-existing cough)
Have you been in contact with anyone in the last 14 days who has been diagnosed with Covid-19 or has coronavirus-type symptoms?
Have you been told to stay home, self-isolate or self-quarantine?
Do you have any other symptoms that may mean you have a Covid-19 infection? (loss of taste and smell, unusual fatigue or shortness of breath)
If you fall into any of these groups it is up to both parties to make a decision on whether to treat or exclude you from practice based on your risk and vulnerability. Before a decision is made, we will review any increased risks so that any decision made to attend is based on informed consent.
The following guidelines are provided by the BAcC on who I cannot treat:
Any person who currently exhibits any of the key symptoms of Covid-19 must be told to stay at home and not enter the practice until seven days after their high temperature has subsided.
According to current NHS advice, this is defined as:
High temperature: this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back you do not need to measure your temperature.
New, continuous cough: this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual
Anosmia: lack of taste or smell (updated 18 May 2020)
Any person who has had confirmed, non-socially distanced contact with any person with a confirmed Covid19 diagnosis or someone exhibiting any of the cardinal symptoms must also be physically excluded from the practice. This includes those that cohabit with symptomatic persons.
Persons that live with others and are the first in the household to have symptoms of Covid-19 must stay at home for seven days. All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Persons who have recently travelled from abroad and are still in their designated quarantine period must be excluded from your practice.