Covid-19 information

We have had to make some changes to our clinic to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 transmission during your visit.

These changes are in line with recommendations from our governing body the Health Care Professionals Council and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Physio First organisations. 

You will need to confirm that you have not had any of the following symptoms in the last 14 days: fever, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell, dry persistent cough. 

You will need to confirm that you are not in the clinically extremely vulnerable category and therefore advised to shield at home by the government.  See below.

You will need to confirm that to the best of your knowledge, you have not been in close contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 in the last 14 days or told to isolate due to travel or track and trace contact.

You should understand that coronavirus may not cause symptoms in some people and is currently causing a pandemic which means healthcare services are required to operate differently.

About your Visit:

We have social distancing measures to ensure plenty of time between clients to avoid crossover and allow for cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces.

We have hand sanitisation stations on entry to the clinic.

You will be required to wear a face covering during the session.  Please let us know if you are unable to.

we prefer contactless card payment to avoid handling money

Your physiotherapist is required to wear PPE as set by Public Health authorities when unable to maintain social distancing during my appointment and this is not optional for them. 

Clinically extremely vulnerable groups

Expert doctors in England have identified specific medical conditions that, based on what we know about the virus so far, place some people at greatest risk of severe illness from coronavirus. Disease severity, history or treatment levels will also affect who is in this group.

Clinically extremely vulnerable people may include:

1.   Solid organ transplant recipients.

2.   People with specific cancers:

·       people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy

·       people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy

·       people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment

·       people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer

·       people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors

·       people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs

3.   People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

4.   People with rare diseases that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell).

5.   People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.

6.   Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

7.   Other people have also been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, based on clinical judgement and an assessment of their needs. GPs and hospital clinicians have been provided with guidance to support these decisions.

More information about who has been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable is available on the NHS Digital website.

If you’re still concerned, you should discuss your concerns with your GP or hospital clinician.

Check this is the right guidance for you

You are not clinically extremely vulnerable if:

·       you do not have any of the conditions that make you clinically extremely vulnerable

·       you have not been told by your GP or specialist that you are clinically extremely vulnerable or received a letter