Our Covid-19 policy has been created after undertaking a thorough covid-19 risk assessment. Below are measures taken to keep the public and staff safe from covid-19. However there is always some risk. Even though we take hygiene as seriously as we can, we cannot guarantee a 100% COVID 19 free environment.
Heightened cleaning regimes
Treatment rooms will be cleaned after every patient encounter, all hard surfaces will be wiped clean and floors moped.
Waiting room will be closed. it will not need to be cleaned at the end of the day.
Patients will not need to touch anything in between arriving at the clinic to the treatment room where they will wash their hands.
Toilets will be used only when asked for and will be cleaned after each use.
Weekly deep clean by our cleaner with a checklist.
Card machine will be cleaned after each use and hand sanitiser provided for patients.
Hand sanitiser to be used on arrival by all patients and members of staff.
Increased protection measures
Appointment times staggered to reduce the chance of people meeting in the building.
All patients and visitors will be triaged before entering the building.
Pillows changed from fabric to wipeable and pillowcases removed.
Privacy screens removed from the treatment rooms.
Fans removed from the treatment rooms, clutter from desk removed, all objects placed in the cupboard.
PPE will be provided for all staff including receptionists and practitioners. Gloves, apron and mask for practitioner - Gloves and mask to be changed between patients, masks can be worn per session or changed once removed.
Patients to wear masks, if they don’t have one they will be sold one at cost price.
Temperature checks to be taken on arrival of all patients, staff and visitors any high temperatures will be refused entry.
Put in place distancing measures
Waiting room to be closed and patients asked to wait in cars.
Case history will be taken using social distancing whilst in the clinic room.
Patients asked to attend alone unless a required carer/chaperone/guardian.
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All staff have been shown how to “don” their PPE and the protocol associated with wearing.
Correct hand washing has been shown.
All staff have read the risk assessment, the patient journey and the clinic policy.
All staff made aware of current guidelines and advice.