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. In order to minimise risk, given how closely we work with our patients, osteopaths are currently permitted to see urgent patients only. That means patients who are in persistant and significant pain or dysfunction which interferes with their ability to perform their daily tasks. We are currently not able to continue our work with patients looking to address or continue to address long-standing more mild dysfunctions unless these are threatening to cause an urgent issue.
What extra measures are we taking?
We are changing the way we work by separating appointments by 30 minutes 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 then we will need to disinfect surfaces in the toilet to make it safe for others
Our consultations will be slightly shorter at around 30 minutes, we will 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.
We are only accepting card payment - phone app prefered 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)