Tanya McLeish Osteopathy

       Sevenoaks   Hildenborough   Locksbottom   Eynsford

COVID 19 Information

As you are aware, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, health and safety whilst trying to continue our daily lives is paramount. For everyone's wellbeing, it has been necessary to implement changes to the practice. The following measures will be taken to ensure the safety of patients, staff and the osteopath in the practice.

 

 

The osteopath;

-Hands and arms cleaned thoroughly prior to donning PPE.

-Mask (fluid resistant surgical mask) worn during a treatment. Disposable gloves and apron also worn and changed between each patient (NHS donning and doffing guidelines followed).

-No jewellery worn and hair fixed back off face.

 

 

The patient;

-A screening email to all patients the day before their treatment to assess whether treatment is appropriate and safe for all concerned.

-Notify the osteopath if any COVID 19 symptoms occur prior, during or within 48 hours of appointment.

-A mask is required to be worn throughout the treatment session unless medically exempt.

-Handwashing or hand sanitising by the patient is requested prior to treatment.  

-If possible, maintain a distance of 2m from other staff or patients within the communal areas.

 

 

The treatment room;

-A clean towel for each patient will be provided to cover the couch. Disposable paper couch roll will be used over the pillow. Pillows will have wipeable covers on them. The treatment couch is cleaned between each patient appointment.

-Surfaces cleaned prior to shift and in between each patient appointment.

-Toys and books for the use of children have been removed from the room.

-Ventilation and cleaning time of 15 minutes will be maintained before and after each treatment.