Guide to Covid-19 and face-to-face consultations.
COVID-19 is a coronavirus which causes infections of the nose, throat and lungs. It is most commonly spread from an infected person through:
Respiratory droplets generated when you cough or sneeze
Close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
Touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands
The risk for COVID-19 may be increased for certain settings such as:
Crowded areas (such as public transit and shopping centres)
Gatherings (spiritual and cultural settings, theatres, sports arenas, festivals and conferences)
Close contact between people
As the CBR Clinics therapists go back to work, it is important to understand that face-to-face consultations are likely to involve sustained close contact for between 30-45mins. This increases the risk of transmission of COVID-19 even with the appropriate PPE being worn.
This is what we are doing to protect you and ourselves within the clinic:
Our therapists are not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 infection. They are testing their temperature on a daily basis to catch anything early.
Our therapists will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times, which will include disposable gloves, a disposable apron, a face mask and a face shield. Those will be disposed of and/or decontaminated in between clients.
Our therapists will be making use of hand sanitiser and washing their hands in between clients, apart from changing their PPE and decontaminating the treatment room (wiping surfaces, massage couch, chairs, credit card machine, etc). All flooring is being wiped at least once a day.
Your therapist might check your temperature with a non-contact infrared thermometer.
We only accept card payments. We suggest you making a pre-paying online, on the phone or via BACs prior to attending in order to avoid contact with the card machine.
Here’s what you will need to do in order to attend an appointment:
Not have symptoms, be a suspected case or have come into contact with a suspected Covid-19 case.
Ensure you have a face mask on at all times and sanitise your hands using the hand sanitiser provided by us in the waiting area.
Complete the COVID-19 form included on your confirmation and reminder emails.
Please arrive for your appointment on time, not earlier, in order to avoid crossing paths with the previous client.
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There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for
People aged 65 and over
With a heart condition
Those in a high risk demographic are strongly recommended NOT to receive a treatment.
Ultimately, at CBR CLINICS, we are doing all that we reasonably can to minimise risk whilst remaining open. However, we cannot eliminate risk, especially as COVID-19 can be spread by those showing no symptoms.
CAN I HAVE A FACE-TO-FACE CONSULTATION WITH AN OSTEOPATH?
All clients can have a face-to-face consultation with an osteopath. Once you make your booking your designated therapist will call you and a triage will be done over to assess for any COVID-19 risks.
Clients wanting to have physiotherapy are encouraged to have an online consultation. In order for us to assess if a face-to-face consultation is necessary we are conducting free 15 mins triages. Triages must be booked before a face-to-face consultation is booked. Once it’s been established that a face-to-face is necessary then our secretary will call you back to make the booking in one of our physical sites.
Triages are done via Telehealth. You will receive a link for it on your confirmation email.
If you have any questions about any of the above please use the contact form below to get in touch or call us on 020 7921 0538.
117 Waterloo Rd
1st Floor, Orega
South Quay Building
189 Marsh Wall
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