COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.
It is caused by a virus called coronavirus.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS have been relaxed at Waterloo Body Station November 2022
At Waterloo Body Station we have made a number of changes to our clinic policies and the way we practice, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be the case with all reputable medical and healthcare providers during this outbreak. The health and safety of our team and you, as our patients, is paramount. In order to help manage any potential risks, we have taken a number of steps that will allow us to continue to offer treatments in a safe environment.
We are regularly carrying out risk assessments and the following key safety measures and additional protocols have been implemented to mitigate any potential risk associated with Covid-19. All practitioners are kept informed regarding this policies with additional training carried out as any updates are made. Before you book an appointment, please make sure you are familiar and comfortable with these protocols.
SYMPTOMS & RECENT TRAVEL
As advised by the NHS and Public Health England if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below you should not attend Waterloo Body Station and self-isolate in line with the current guidelines.
– A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
– A new, continuous cough – this means many coughing episodes for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
– A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
– Covid-19 regulations mean that you must self-isolate for 14 days if you arrive in the UK from a country outside travel corridor exemptions. This applies to all travel to England, by train, ferry, coach, air or any other route
CHANGES IN CLINIC
– Appointments will be staggered to allow time for us to clean contact areas and avoid patient overlap in the clinic
– Clinical waste is disposed of safely via a clinical waste disposal company
– Operating a remote or reduced reception service to minimise human contact in clinic
– Clinic operating hours may be reduced and as such there will be reduced practitioner availability
– Our cleaning schedule has been enhanced. Antiviral grade disinfectant used throughout the clinic by an external provider
– Screening email sent and consent for Face to Face treatment obtained day before appointment
ARRIVING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
– If you arrive early for your appointment please ring the intercom by pressing V three times and bell button. Then come downstairs and wait in the waiting area.
– You should be greeted by your practitioner at the intercom please wait to be allowed in. The door will open automatically so is contactless.
– You will be asked to wash or sanitise your hands before touching any areas in the clinic.
– Please attend your appointment alone, unless under the age of 16 or a chaperone is required. Chaperones will need to remain in the treatment room throughout your appointment and will be asked to complete a consent form with contact details to comply with track and trace policies
– All magazines have been removed from the clinic
DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
– Medical grade PPE may be worn by practitioners at the request of the patient or if the practitioner needs to but will give you their reason.
– As a medical provider we ordinarily operate strict hand washing procedures.
– Couch covers and pillowcases will be removed or changed between each patient. Couch paper will be used on the plinths and wipeable pillowcases used. These will be sanitised between patients
– During the appointment, if you are required to lie face down (prone), your face mask can be removed and reapplied as appropriate when turned over again.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
– Future bookings can be made with your practitioner at the end of your appointment
– Please wash your hands before leaving the clinic
– The appointments may staggered by at least 15 minutes to allow your practitioner time to replace any towels/linens used, dispose of PPE and bedding into the clinical waste and sanitise all surfaces in the treatment room
Whilst we are doing everything we can, to mitigate the risks associated with Covid- 19, please remember any contact at this time comes with some risks. Your full support and compliance are therefore required to ensure we can keep the level of risk to a minimum. Thank you for your co-operation.
If you have any questions regarding the changes in protocols, please do not hesitate to contact us on email@example.com or 020 7202 9000.