Covid–19 update for patients 04/07/2020
When will the clinic be open?
From July 6th all patients can be welcomed back as we to return to ‘careful‘ practice.
What you need to know before your appointment.
Before all appointments you will be sent a Covid-19 consent form. Ideally this should be returned electronically on the day of your appointment or can be printed off and brought with you to the appointment. It will contain questions about your current health and shielding status. There is also a link to the form which you can download here.
Please do not attend the appointment if you have a cough, sneeze, temperature or loss of sense of smell or taste.
How to arrive at the clinic.
Please wait in your car until you are collected to ensure no contact with other patients and that the room, hallways and toilet have been disinfected before you arrive.
I will ask to you walk in ahead of me, enter the treatment room without touching any doors, take the chair nearest to the window, and sanitise your hands with the sanitiser provided. Our guidelines have recently been upgraded so that patients are asked to wear a non FRSM surgical face mask (link here) rather than a homemade face covering. There will be a mask provided, however if you are able provide your own surgical face mask that would be greatly appreciated.
What to expect during the appointment
Prior to treatment there will be a brief consultation at a distance of greater than 2 metres, during which times masks will not need to be worn. If a longer consultation is necessary (for example during a first treatment) this will take place by Skype/Zoom before the appointment.
Once treatment commences and social distancing cannot be maintained then both practitioner and patient are required to wear masks, please let me know in advance if you feel unable to wear a mask for any reason. Please keep your mask on until you have left the clinic.
Payment will only be able to be taken by card.
If you have any questions at all about Covid-19 and the safety of returning for acupuncture treatment please do contact me.