With the most recent advise that close-contact services are able to reopen with certain control measures in place, I have undertaken a thorough risk assessment of the space and of the processes involved in my treatments to make sure that I am undertaking every possible measure to keep us all safe and well. In order to complete my risk assessments I have taken my information from Public Health England, the HSE, the WHO and GOV.UK and I have undertaken a “Control of Cross-Infection in a Post-COvid-19 World” Qualification to make sure I am making sound and responsible decisions. I will keep a close eye on any changes that effect my work and will update my strategies accordingly.
I will be able to resume normal practice when schools start back in September and the online diary is open. You will notice that there are no 90 minute appointments available at present, that is in line with government guidelines to keep treatment contact time to a minimum.
It is my feeling at this stage that I won’t be able to offer treatments to anybody who is deemed to be clinically vulnerable; Therefore, if any of the following apply to you, I am afraid that we will have to wait a little longer.
- Over 70 years of age and with any predisposing medical conditions.
- Have chronic respiratory disorders
- Chronic heart disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Neurological conditions including Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease, MS, Cerebral Palsy
- Have undergone an organ transplant
- Undergoing any form of cancer treatment
- Taking immunosuppressant medication
- Sickle cell or SCID
I am so sorry if this feels like an exclusion but I hope that you understand that it is only with your best interests at heart that I have reached this decision.
In addition to this, if you are booked in for a treatment, I would ask that you remain vigilant about your health. If you develop any of the following symptoms, you must cancel your appointment;
- New persistent cough
- A high temperature
- A loss in normal sense of taste or smell.
I will also cancel all treatments if I become ill with any of those symptoms.
If you need to cancel for Covid related symptoms or as a precautionary measure if you have been contacted by the Track and Trace system or anyone close to you has become unwell, I will waive the usual cancellation fees to support you in making the right decisions for the health of our communities.
When you come, you will notice a few changes in place in my house and treatment room. This is to facilitate my ongoing, but currently more rigorous, commitment to hygiene. I will have in place a cleaning protocol that will be implemented between each client and deep cleans at intervals throughout the week. If you want to see the manner in which I plan to clean and deal with laundry etc I am very happy to share that with you if it helps you to feel at ease and confident that you are safe in the clinic setting. Your comfort and wellbeing remain the most important aspect of your treatment and I hope that the protocols don’t detract from the warmth and care that I so enjoy bringing to your bodywork sessions.