COVID-19 and Patient Safety

To ensure my clinic is COVID-19 secure I follow all my professional body (the British Acupuncture Council) guidelines.

To be considered COVID safe there are 3 main criteria I must meet.

  1. Carrying out COVID-19 risk assessments.
  2. Have cleaning, hand washing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance.
  3. Do everything practical to manage transmission risk.

Any furniture surface or piece of reusable equipment that has come into contact with a patient will be cleaned and disinfected before and between patients as well as at the end of the treatment session.

Appointments will be spaced out accordingly so that there is sufficient time between patients for adequate cleaning.

Frequent hand washing to reduce the potential for coronavirus to spread, this has been to show to play a critical part of making and keeping our practices COVID-secure.

I am fully vaccinated and do take lateral flow tests before beginning each clinic day.

Before arrival

If you are someone you live with develops symptoms of COVID-19 by the time of the appointment, please contact the clinic before attending your appointment.

Facemask and respiratory hygiene

Please speak to myself beforehand about mask wearing expectations and raise any concerns you have at this time. I will determine the minimum requirements based on a through risk assessment.

If you need to sneeze or cough while in the clinic, please do so into a disposable tissue and throw it away immediately. Please wash your hands immediately after doing so.

I am also encouraging cashless payment where possible.

How do I prepare for my appointment?

To minimize the risk of COVID-19 I will email you pre appointment assessments, which are COVID-19 screening questions. This is because COVID-19 is a workplace hazard.

It is recommended you do not attend your appointment with an empty stomach (i.e. not having eaten that day) but try not to eat immediately before treatment either.


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