Here at Jane Ducklin Osteopathy, we’ll be following up-to-date NHS guidelines on infection control and prevention. We’ve adapted the clinic and we’ll be carrying out thorough cleaning and ventilation between patients. We’ll be wearing full PPE in order to protect and keep you safe and we’ll be maintaining social distancing as far as possible and employing recommended hand hygiene.
We ask you to
- Only bring essential items into the clinic ie.no bags, umbrellas, coats, hats
- Bring a mask to wear if you have one.
- Hand sanitiser will be provided.
- Please remember not to touch your face.
- Come alone unless you are under 16 or have mobility issues.
- Arrive at the designated time and wait in the car if you are early.
- Payment by card or bank transfer.
- We won’t ask you to undress, except your shoes.
- Please tell us if you have any cold/flu symptoms.
Jane and Doug will be in carefully managed social isolation outside of work and we’ll be taking our own temperature daily to ensure early detection of the covid virus.
Ultimately we’ll be doing everything we can to minimise the risk of transmitting the virus, however we cannot eliminate all risk.
In order to remain open and keep everyone safe, it’s necessary for us to screen for infection and for anyone in a high risk group. As a result we may need to delay hands-on treatment for anyone who:
- Has active COVID-19 symptoms
- Has received a letter to say they’re in a high risk group
- For anyone who has not received a letter but has a moderate-high risk, we may also decide to delay your treatment in order to keep you safe
- Has not yet tried the exercises and advice we’ve given during the telephone/ video call to see if self-management is a suitable option
- Anyone looking for maintenance treatment
Please get in touch if you’re not sure where you fit in or you’ve already had the virus. We’ll discuss your options with you.
Background information about Coronavirus disease.
(COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using alcohol-based gel frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).