Tel. 01531 822392
Email. [email protected]
The Coach House, Gloucester Street, Newent
Gloucestershire GL18 1AF
Although it is legally acceptable for the Newent Osteopaths to re- open and provide you with treatment, not least because this can help relieve pressure on the NHS, it is important that you understand the risks involved. These risks are minimal, and we are doing all we can to avoid any possibility of contamination, but the decision to go ahead with treatment must be yours, and must be based on the best information we have.
All practitioners at Newent osteopaths monitor themselves daily for symptoms of COVID-19, including testing their temperature. None of those in clinic are currently exhibiting any signs or symptoms of the disease.
Between appointments, all staff wash their hands thoroughly with soapy water (this is more effective than hand gel) and change their gloves. They also change their disposable aprons
Staff do not treat each other, to avoid any possibility of cross contamination.
Practitioners are following government guidelines on social distancing when not at work. If they believe they might have been in contact with an infected person, they will self-isolate and not attend clinic.
All surfaces in the clinic which might be touched by patients are thoroughly cleaned, using soapy solution between appointments. This includes chairs, desks, card machines, pens, door handles and doorbells. All floors are sprayed with an anti viral disinfectant spay after every patient.
All patients are screened by telephone before attending the clinic to minimise the risk from an infected person.
Waiting room chairs are spaced at least 2m apart, but we try to ensure that patients wait in their cars until called in to the clinic if this is possible.
Patients will have their temperature take with a touchless thermometer on arrival .
Patients will also be asked to wash their hands on arrival and to wear face masks .We try to ensure that patients do not touch any unnecessary surfaces.
Hand sanitiser is available for everyone’s use.
Appointments are interspaced with a 30 minute gap in order to minimise cross-contamination ,aerate the room and to allow time for disinfection.
Coronavirus is most easily spread through close contact with a contaminated person. The most likely mechanism is through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. However, the virus is known to survive on various surfaces for up to 72 hours.
It is likely that a person may be contagious even when they display no symptoms of COVID-19.
It is impossible for us to guarantee that Newent Osteopaths is entirely free of coronavirus, but as you can see, we are doing everything possible to minimise the risk to you.
Some people are at higher risk from COVID-19. We try to screen such patients out before they arrive in the clinic, but if you are aged over 70, pregnant, immuno-compromised or have significant other health concerns (diabetes or COPD, for example), you are strongly advised NOT to receive treatment.
Ultimately, 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.