COVID19

We remain open providing health care services to the local community. We have modified our clinic due to the current circumstance. Please see below for the measures we have put in place.

All patients

All patients will be asked whether they have any symptoms of COVID-19 and whether they have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed case prior to booking an appointment.

How many osteopaths will be on duty?

There will be one osteopath on duty at a time. We have a large open waiting area were social distancing is possible. Treatment rooms will be alternated after each patient to allow for aeration. The treatment rooms are located on either end of the practice building allowing for ease of social distancing to be maintained. We ask patients keep to social distancing and wear a mask.

What will my osteopath be wearing?

We are required to wear PPE. This will reusable aprons and a mask. Gloves will be worn on a risk assessment and clinical judgement basis. Everything will be washed and/or disposed of as per the guidelines.

Hand washing

Your osteopath will wash their hands up or sanitise regularly as per the guidelines and will ask all patients entering the practice to wash their hands or use the hand sanitiser provided.

Cleaning

We will be disinfecting the plinth, the plastic pillowcases, chairs in the treatment room and all touch surfaces after every patient. We will be cleaning the floor in the treatment room and the waiting area regularly.

Mask

We ask all our patients attending the practice to wear a mask or some sort of face covering, unless exempt. This will remain the case after 19th July 2021.

HEPA filter:

We have installed an HEPA filter in both treatment rooms and waiting area to aid with air purification and to help keep the aerosol droplets to a minimum.

What to bring

We now ask all our patient to bring the minimum with them. e.g. umbrellas, bags, friends…

What additional things are we asking you to do?

We kindly and respectfully ask that all our patients inform their osteopath if after your appointment you go on to develop COVID-19 symptoms.

We ask all our patient to cancel/ reschedule their appointment and/ or not to attend the clinic in the following circumstances:

  • If you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms in the last 7 days before attending your appointment.
  • If you have knowingly been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed case of COVID -19 in the last 14 days of wanting to attend the clinic.