OUR COVID 19 POLICY

Despite COVID-19 isolation restrictions being lifted nationally, health care settings have not been instructed to change their infection control policies, procedures, or PPE requirements.  A review is expected in March / April 2022.  As a result, we will be keeping our current policies and procedures in place to continue to protect our clients, our team, those who are clinically vulnerable and other users of the building.

 

We still are required to ensure that you understand the risks of COVID-19 and our joint responsibilities in keeping our clients, other building users and staff as safe as possible. Please read the information below carefully.

 

There is a potential risk of transmission of COVID-19 when attending the clinic and/or receiving treatment in the clinic or your own home.  To reduce this risk as much as possible your therapist will wear a face mask for the duration of your treatment session.  They will use additional PPE such as gloves and aprons if our risk assessments deem it to be necessary.  We will continue to adhere to strict infection control procedures.

 

You must not attend physiotherapy if you have had a positive LFD or PCR test result, or if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (Temperature of above 37.9)

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Loss of Sense of Taste or Smell

  • Symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g. severe cold symptoms, sore throat, coughing)

 

You must inform your therapist if you, or anyone you have been in contact with has developed symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days of attending physiotherapy. 

 

If you have had a positive PCR or LFD result, please follow the government guidance on coming out of isolation prior to returning to physiotherapy.  If you are unsure about whether to attend, please contact your therapist.

OUR POLICY FOR HOME VISITS

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When we arrive

Please open the door and step away while we put on our PPE. We will limit what we bring in to your home.

OUR POLICY FOR OUR CLINIC

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When you arrive

Please wait in the car park, or outside the door until we come and collect you. You will not be able to use the waiting area for the foreseeable future. Your therapist will open and hold doors open for you.

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Handwashing / cleaning

We will ensure our hands are cleaned using hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes.
All possessions and equipment we bring will be thoroughly cleaned between visits. You should wash your hands thoroughly after we leave.

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Handwashing / cleaning

Please use hand sanitiser or wash your hands with soap and water upon arrival in the clinic and before you leave.
The clinic room will be fully cleaned and aired between clients.

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PPE

Your therapist will wear a fluid resistant surgical face mask for the entirety of your session. If appropriate they will also wear gloves and a disposable apron.

You may wear a face covering of your own if you wish.

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PPE

Your therapist will wear a fluid resistant surgical face mask for the entirety of your session. If appropriate they will also wear gloves and a disposable apron .

You may wear a face covering of your own if you wish.

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Social Distancing

It may be difficult to maintain social distancing in your home. We cannot maintain distance for hands on treatment.

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Chaperones

You may have a chaperone if needed  Their details will have to be shared in the event of a Track and Trace request.

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Social Distancing

It is difficult to maintain social distancing in the clinic room. We cannot maintain distance for hands on treatment.

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Chaperones

You may bring a chaperone if needed. They will also need to adhere to our COVID policies. They will have to come into the clinic room with you. Their details will have to be shared in the event of a Track and Trace request.