We are not treating patients with Covid 19. Do not attend if you have tested positive, have had symptoms , or have come into contact with someone you beleve to have Covid 19 within the last 14 days. If you have been asked to shield or live with someone who has, please let us know in advance so we can take additional precautions
What extra measures are we taking?
We are changing the way we work by separating appointments to give time to disinfect and thoroughly air the room between appointments, as well as ensuring that patients don't meet and that nobody uses the waiting area.
We are wearing appropriate PPE and you will be asked to wear a mask during your appointment.
We ask that you do not bring anyone with you unless it is a chaperone or a translator by prior arrangement
We ask that you use the toilet before coming, we understand that there may be occassions where people get caught short and need the toilet but it is thought that toilets may be an area of potential infection and we are unable to clean them between each user as we do the treatment room. To minimise risk to yourselves and others wear a mask when using them and please ensure you put the lid down before flushing
Our consultations will be slightly shorter at around 30 minutes, we may not be focussing as much on contributing factors as usual and please forgive us if we're not as chatty as usual, we want to help you whilst putting you at as little risk as possible and that means focussing on urgent matters to limit any potential exposure to the virus. In reality this is still plenty of time for most matters
We are strongly prefering card payment - phone app better still so it can be contactless
For a full walk through of our infection control procedures click here
These are a couple of interesting resources one discussing risk and another discussing different strategies to reduce spread. I am not an epidemiologist or a virologist , so please do not take these as gospel without doing your own research...but they appear to be very credible and I found them interesting
The Risks - Know them - Avoid them by - Erin Bromage In her own words I am a Comparative Immunologist and Professor of Biology (specializing in Immunology) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. I balance Teaching, Research and Public Service (that is, when we are allowed in our labs).
What happens next? COVID-19 Futures, Explained With Playable Simulations - Learn about and explore different scenarios for how to manage the spread of Covid 19 by Marcel Salathé (epidemiologist) & Nicky Case (art/code)