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COVID 19 procedures to keep you safe in the clinic.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1594467676499{padding-top: 40px !important;padding-right: 40px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;padding-left: 40px !important;}”]As COVID restrictions ease things are still a little different around here. First and foremost safety is paramount, this means that procedures are still in place to make sure neither of us unwittingly spreading the virus.

I have carried out risk assessments to ensure the clinic is a COVID safe environment but unfortunately, there are still some restrictions on who I can treat at the moment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” gap=”20″ css=”.vc_custom_1594821402734{background-color: #f6f2f7 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

1) Groups of patients I am unable to treat at the moment

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]My professional body ( Acupuncture Society ) and Public Health England have advised me not to treat certain patient groups at the moment.  These include:

  • Those classed as vulnerable or extremely vulnerable
  • Those who have been advised to shield or self isolate.
  • Anyone who is pregnant
  • Anyone who is a diabetic ( type 1 or type 2)
  • Anyone with a compromised immune system, who has received a course of chemotherapy treatment or been on medication that suppresses the immune system within the last 6 months.
  • Anyone with a severe respiratory disorder, COPD or who has a history of pneumonia

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2) A new way of working

[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” active_section=”” collapsible_all=”true” title=”COVID-19 procedures in the clinic”][vc_tta_section title=”Enhanced hygiene procedures” tab_id=”1593449148762-a8dc5353-7864″][vc_column_text]Between each patient, all wipeable surfaces, door handles, handrail, doorknobs and any washroom facilities that have been used will be sanitised. Longer gaps between appointment times will allow this to happen.
A plastic covering on the couch and couch roll will be used and you will be asked to bring the minimum amount of belongings with you into the house.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Pre-treatment screening” tab_id=”1593518156543-59bc2a97-45e4″][vc_column_text]Before attending your appointment you will need to go through pre-treatment screening questions on the phone with me. This checks you have not been exposed to COVID-19, are showing signs of infection or are in an at-risk group that I am unable to treat at the moment. You are asked to let me know if any of your answers change before your appointment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Detailed phone consutation” tab_id=”1593518198056-207cd8d9-7c8a”][vc_column_text]In order to limit the face to face time spent in the clinic, if you are a new client I will need to carry out a detailed phone consultation with you before you attend.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Card and contactless payment options” tab_id=”1593518229104-cdca9e4e-53a0″][vc_column_text]Payment by Chip & pin card or contactless payment is preferred. If you need to pay by cash, you must bring the exact money with you as change can not be given.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1632837782120{background-color: #f6f2f7 !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1594653678355{padding-top: 40px !important;padding-right: 40px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;padding-left: 40px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

3) Ensuring you are fit for treatment – Government and Public Health England guidelines


It is important that government guidelines are followed  MUST NOT ATTEND YOUR APPOINTMENT if:

  • You or any of your household has or is exhibiting COVID symptoms, or if you have been contacted by NHS England and told to self-isolate.
  • If you feel unwell with a temperature, new continuous cough or a lack of a sense of taste or smell.
  • I may have to close the clinic and cancel appointments at short notice to adhere to local or national restrictions.

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