COVID-19 Infection Control procedures

In these times of Covid-19, in accordance with guidelines set out by PHE and my professional body the Institute of Osteopathy, I will need to ask you some pre-appointment questions to ensure that a face to face appointment is suitable. These details will be included on any appointmen notifcations, but it is best we go through these before booking or I can follow up if an appointment is booked online (currently available for Crystal Palace).

You will be asked to confirm that:

1) You have not tested positive for Covid-19 in last 7 days
2) You don't currently have any symptoms of Covid-19 such as shortness of breath, cough, changes to taste/smell
3) You haven't knowingly been in contact with anyone who is positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days, or has symptoms listed above
4) You did not receive a letter from the UK Gov advising you to stay at home for 12 weeks due to being in a high risk category
5) You are not pregnant
6) You don't have diabetes

I will also need to inform you of, and obtain your consent for, the following:

1) I will be wearing PPE and you will need to be okay with that
2) I have undertaken necessary risk assessment to identify areas of potential risk and implement strategies to reduce this risk; as a result, stringent Infection control procedures will be in place i.e. 30 minute gaps in between patients to thoroughly clean all aspects of the treatment room and reduce risk of contamination; please arrive on time and not early to avoid crossover in the communal areas; wash your hands on arrival; wear a face mask if possible.

All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). The GOsC is the statutory body responsible for the professional, similar to that of the General Medical Council for the medical profession. It is a criminal offence for an individual to claim to be an osteopath who is not registered with GOsC.



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