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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

18th March 2020

 

Caronavirus Update

 

This is an unprecedented situation which requires an unprecedented response. The Clinic supports the Government response to tackle the Coronavirus, which is underpinned by scientific evidence, the latest escalation of advice published yesterday 16th March on social distancing measures is part of the plan albeit had to be implemented earlier than expected.

Therefore, The Clinic will need to drastically change its operating procedures to ensure we safeguard yours, our practitioners and the wider community safety and wellbeing.

 

The guidance is:

 

Social distancing measures we should be taken to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

 

This group includes those who are:

 

Aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)

•  Under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):

•  Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis

•  Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure

•  Chronic kidney disease

•  Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis

•  Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral     palsy

•  Diabetes

•  Problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed

•  A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy

•  Being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above)

•  Those who are pregnant

 

As part of our practice as Soft Tissue Therapists we screen every client at each appointment but please  

Do not attend clinic if you have:

 

•  A Cold (or)

•  Flu like symptoms 

 

And the advice to self – isolate yourself and your family for 14 days as per latest Government guidelines

if you have:

 

•  Continuous cough (or)

•  Fever

 

As advice is changing rapidly we will keep ourselves updated and will act accordingly to comply with the Government and our Professional guidelines.

 

In the meantime, rest assured of the standards of The Clinic go beyond the minimum shown below:

 

●•  Provide antibacterial wash on arrival and gel on leaving

●•  Change towels between every client and then wash at 60 degrees (the towels not the clients!!)

●•  Wash our hands before, during and after seeing a client for the recommended 20 seconds plus

●•  Disinfect all room handles between clients

●•  Disinfect all clinic surfaces daily and entry/ Exits.

 

As hand washing is so far the most effective protection for the spread of the virus, we ask that any of you attending the clinic wash hands before and after treatment with the soap provided. This has shown to be more effective than antibacterial gel.

 

We also want to tell you that we are here to support you.

If cannot make it to The Clinic we are very happy to provide you a phone or text service for advice on how to manage your musculoskeletal aches and pains.

 

We also would like to offer our help if you need to self-isolate by delivering any groceries or other items you may require.

 

We have also taken specialist advice from MHFA England and are here to not only support your physical wellbeing but importantly, your emotional and mental health during this period.

 

We are all part of a loving community and if we have learned something from Italy this last week is that we can cope with anything by supporting each other.

 

Kind Regards and Best

 

SPORTS CLINICAL

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