Coronavirus Update to Patients – 15th March 2020

Dear Patient,

Good health is something we need more than ever. I understand the concerns everyone is having around coronavirus at the moment, so I wanted to be clear with you about the steps I am taking in my practice to safeguard your health. This is of course an evolving situation. I will continue to respond to advice from Government and the British Acupuncture Council and keep you informed.

Your Responsibility to Others

In according with public health guidelines, do not present for treatment if you have :-

  • a new, continuous cough
  • high temperature
  • shortness of breath
  • recently returned from a high-risk country

You should follow guidelines on minimising social contact. We must all do our bit to try and slow the spread of this infection, particularly to the vulnerable.

On Arriving for Your Appointment

  • You should refrain from shaking hands
  • Please wash/cleanse your hands
  • I will take your temperature. Unfortunately, I will be unable to treat you if you do have a fever.
  • If you think you have coronavirus you should self-isolate.

 

My Responsibility to You

I will continue to apply the high standards of hygiene and cleanliness you expect from a British Acupuncture Council registered practitioner. I will implement further changes as and when current advice alters. I am also taking steps to look after myself and will be happy to discuss this with you.

Further Advice

Asthma sufferers https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/

If you have heart or circulatory disease https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/coronavirus-and-your-health

If you suffer from diabetes https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus

 

With all my best wishes,

Martin