COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

The health and safety of practitioner and you, as our patients, is paramount. In order to help manage any potential risks, we have taken a number of steps that will allow us to continue to offer treatments in a safe environment.

We have undertaken a full risk assessment and the following key safety measures and additional protocols will be implemented to mitigate any potential risk associated with Covid-19. Before you book an appointment, please make sure you are familiar and comfortable with these protocols.

SYMPTOMS & RECENT TRAVEL

As advised by the HSE if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below you should not attend the clinic and self-isolate in line with the current guidelines.
– A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
– A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
– A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
– Covid-19 regulations mean that you must self-isolate for 14 days if you arrive in the ROI from a country outside travel corridor exemptions. This applies to all travel to ROI, by train, ferry, coach, air or any other route

CHANGES IN CLINIC

– Appointments will be staggered by at least 20-minutes to allow time for us to sterilise contact areas and avoid patient overlap in clinic
– Medical grade PPE will be worn by the practitioner
– Updated consultation and triage process
– Screening email sent and consent for Face to Face treatment obtained day before appointment
– We will not be operating a waiting area- please arrive at the time of your appointment only

ARRIVING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

– If you arrive early for your appointment please wait outside until your booking time, doorbell arrival system in place
– You will be greeted by your practitioner at the door and we will be operating temperature checks
– If you are not wearing a mask you will be provided a new clean mask to wear throughout your time in clinic
– You will be asked to sanitise your hands before touching any areas in clinic, if you are wearing gloves these will need to be removed
– Please avoid bringing any unnecessary articles such as additional clothing/ bags.
– Please attend your appointment alone, unless under the age of 16 or a chaperone is required. Chaperones will need to remain in the treatment room throughout your appointment and will be asked to complete a consent form with contact details to comply with track and trace policies

DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT

– Medical grade PPE will be worn by the practitioner
– As a medical provider we ordinarily operate strict hand washing procedures, however these will be enhanced
– Couch covers and pillowcases will be removed. Couch paper will be used on the plinths and wipeable pillowcases used. These will be sanitised between patients
– During the appointment, if you are required to lie face down (prone), your face mask can be removed and reapplied as appropriate

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT

– Future bookings can be made with your practitioner at the end of your appointment
– Please sanitise your hands before leaving the clinic
– The appointments are staggered by at least 20 minutes to allow your practitioner time to replace any towels used, dispose of PPE and bedding and sanitise all surfaces in the treatment room

Whilst we are doing everything we can, to mitigate the risks associated with Covid- 19, please remember any contact at this time comes with some risks. Your full support and compliance are therefore required to ensure we can keep the level of risk to a minimum.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Glanlough, Bohacogram, Sneem, Kerry V93 C1P1

©2019 by Alan Burke