Return to practice key changes

KEY CHANGES

Consultations
To reduce the amount face to face contact time all pre-treatment consultations will take place via Zoom or Cliniko the day before treatment takes place. A Health Consultation Information Consent form will be emailed to you after the consultation which should be emailed back to me if possible or bought to the treatment appointment ( emailed version would be preferred).
A Consent Form will be need to signed with every visit until otherwise notified by the British Acupuncture Council

Temperature Check
Your temperature will be taken on arrival using a Hands-Free Thermometer
Hand Washing/Sanitising
On arrival before entering the treatment room you will be asked to sanitise your hands as per instructions . This is repeated before leaving too.
Treatment Spacing
There will be a minimum of 30 minutes between each patient treatment to ensure thorough cleaning/disinfecting and airing of the room via opening of windows.
Please arrive as close to your appointment time to prevent any meeting of other patients. Please come alone to your treatment
Masks
Please ensure that you wear a face mask as soon as you arrive, if you do not have one, one will be provide for you. This mask should be worn for the duration of your appointment.
PPE for Practitioner
During the appointment I will be wearing fluid resistant surgical mask, disposable gloves and apron and visor. Also hand washing before and after any contact with you or surfaces.
Cleaning
All surface will be deep cleaned between each patient following a cleaning schedule. This includes surfaces such as door handles, key pads, desk and treatment surfaces, treatment couches, plastic chairs, payment terminals and bins.
All couches and pillows have PVC covers and are disinfectable, but will be also covered with disposable paper towel and any cloth towels used will be changed for every patient and will be washed at 60 degree.
Clothes
I have specially dedicated clothes for the clinic that will only be worn during the time of treatment. I will be using disposable aprons over these dedicated clothes and will change the aprons after each treatment.
High Risk Patients
At this time, I will not be seeing Clinically vulnerable people . If you are uncertain whether you fall into this group please call and I can clarify this for you. This is for your safety. I will continually monitor the BacC Guidelines for additional information.
The ‘clinically vulnerable’ category includes ‘pregnant women’. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have identified that women in the third trimester of pregnancy are at a higher level of vulnerability then those in the first and second. You can find out more detailed information on this point here https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/2020-05-22-occupational-health-advice-for-employers-and-pregnant-women-during-the-covid-19-pandemic.pdf

Payment
Please note all payments should be done online prior to treatment. No cash will be accepted

Patients must inform me if they develop any Covid-19 symptoms or have a confirmed diagnosis within 14 days of leaving my practice. Government Track and Trace Procedures will then be followed.
Please see Data Protection information in the link below:

https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protection-and-coronavirus-information-hub/data-protection-and-coronavirus/health-social-care-organisations-and-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/?fbclid=IwAR0RKixFsc3fVaiB7JTymv62754EYiMTXzct380J3xgUxcPPxzivUoPpG4Y