Please note we are still awaiting government guidance on when we can treat clients again.
Below is information taken from the World Health Organisation website and details information that you can provide to your clients on the things they could expect when making an appointment once you are allowed to start seeing them again.
What is Covid-19 or Coronavirus ?
Coronavirus disease ( Covid – 19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the Covid-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the Covid-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The Covid-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it is important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (eg coughing into a flexed elbow).
At this time there are no specific vaccines or treatments for Covid-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.
Prevention of Covid 19
To prevent infection and to slow transmission of Covid-19, do the following:
Wash you hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub
Maintain at least 2 metre distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching your face.
Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
Stay home if you feel unwell.
Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and stating away from large groups of people.
Covid 19 Symptoms
Covid -19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalisation.
Most common symptoms are:
Less common symptoms:
Aches and pains
Loss of taste or smell
A rash on the skin, or discolouration of the fingers / toes
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Chest pain or pressure
Loss of speech or movement
Always seek medical attention if you are concerned about your health.
Making an appointment.
- You can make an appointment providing you are not symptomatic of Covid 19 or any other infection for the past 14 days.
- You cannot make an appointment if you have had any foreign travel within 14 days or live with anyone symptomatic as you should be self isolating for 14 days.
- Instead of face to face health questionnaires and consent forms, these will be emailed to complete electronically.
- Within 24 hours of your appointment I will call you to carry out a consultation and answer any questions. Where the appointment is for a child, this will be carried out with their chaperone. This is to help reduce the amount of face to face time in the treatment room.
- When you arrive for your appointment you will be asked to wash your hands and your temperature may be taken with a contactless thermometer and recorded on your notes.
- All blankets and couch covers have been removed from my treatment room. Clients may bring their own towel / cover.
- All pillows, couches, seats and bolsters used in my treatment room are wipeable.
- Hand washing facilities are available for clients as they arrive and leave the clinic.
- All clients under 16 years old must still have a chaperone present during their treatment.
- Less appointments will be available each day to allow for thorough cleaning and ventilation of the clinic room between clients.
- I will have a stock of face masks available for clients should they wish to wear them.
- I will be wearing a mask, visor and disposable apron during the treatment. I will not be wearing gloves, however I will be washing my hands between each client and also during breaks in the treatment.