Coronavirus or more accurately the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus has now been classified as a global pandemic by The World Health Organisation. The WHO have released an excellent information video concerning COVID-19 should you want to know more about it.
It is imperative that we protect the most vulnerable of our society with some simple processes to help slow down the spread of this disease.
Here at The Physios, we are taking this threat seriously. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our patients and employees. Whilst being extremely attentive to the risks involved, we also want to ensure our response is proportionate and in line with the advice given to Government by the scientific community and as things stand, we believe that discontinuing our services prevents people from accessing the essential treatment they need.
Until the national guidelines change, we are open as usual.
What we are doing?
We want to assure you that we are taking every measure we can to protect our visitors and staff. In addition to an enhanced cleaning schedule we are monitoring the health of our staff on a daily basis ensuring that everyone is well, has a normal body temperature and is not displaying any symptoms. We are adhering to Government advice and will modify our actions in line with any changes made.
What you can do
We would ask that you do not attend our physiotherapy practice in the following situations:
- if you have been to an affected place within the last 14 days or
- if you have had contact with somebody with Coronavirus or
- if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms PERSISTENT COUGH, FEVER or SHORTNESS OF BREATH
We are checking the temperature of all staff on a daily basis and there is a non-contact thermometer at reception should you wish to check your own temperature. If you have a raised temperature Government advice would be to leave the premises and self isolate. For more information go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you are ill
Please stay up to date with the latest government and health advice. National and local news coverage is excellent as well as ‘real-time’ coverage on their websites and apps. Also the government will be briefing the public daily, so do stay appraised.
It is vitally important that the elderly, those in poor health and more vulnerable members of our communities are protected. It is now advised that people at higher risk should be “largely shielded from social contact for around 12 weeks”. If you are ill or consider yourself in the vulnerable category, please ensure you are doing all that you can to stay protected.