COVID Safe Guidelines
On the day
of your treatment; BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR HOUSE do you have:
high temperature? this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
new, continuous cough? this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or
more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
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!
I am still accepting cash
still, however please try to bring the correct amount with you so we donâ€™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
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.
My uniform will consist of:
face visor: which will be changed after each patient.
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.
change of uniform if I come into contact with any external bodily fluids.
hands will be washed and sanitised, throughout the treatment session. Sanitiser
used has an alcohol content of 70%+.
When I see you for the first
time after re-opening, I will ask you fill in a â€˜Health information: Covid-19
consent formâ€™. This needs to be done
just once and kept on file. However, on each treatment sheet I will ask you the
you had a fever in the last 7 days? (feeling hot to touch on your chest and
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)
you been in contact with anyone in the last 14 days who has been diagnosed with
Covid-19 or has coronavirus-type symptoms?
you been told to stay home, self-isolate or self-quarantine?
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.
following guidelines are provided by the BAcC on who I cannot treat:
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.
to current NHS advice, this is defined as:
High temperature: this means
you feel hot to touch on your chest or back â€“ you do not need to measure your
continuous cough: this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more
coughing episodes in 24 hours â€“ if you usually have a cough, it may be worse
lack of taste or smell (updated 18 May 2020)
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.
who have recently travelled from abroad and are still in their designated
quarantine period must be excluded from your practice.