At Absolute Health, we are accustomed to using practises to reduce the risk of cross-infection on a routine basis. Our clinic is open again for all treatments, but may need to restrict appointments if another local lockdown is enforced.
If you are in a high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) group (see below) and your self-isolation period has ended, you may request a clinic appointment if you understand and are willing to accept the additional risks involved. For those in the moderate risk (clinically vulnerable) group (see below), you will be able to make an appointment. You should wear a face covering if you feel in any way vulnerable to developing COVID-19.
The main risk involved is that a healthy practitioner (who is an asymptomatic carrier of SARS-Cov-2) passes on the virus and you later develop symptoms or infect your family, friends or other people you come into contact with. Older or immuno-compromised people may suffer more serious consequences of COVID-19, possibly resulting in death. You need to consider the potential risks when social distancing measures cannot be followed.
If you, or someone in your household, has a raised temperature, a continuous cough or have lost your sense of smell/taste, you must not visit us as you may be a carrier of the coronavirus and this poses a risk of spreading the virus to other clients or practitioners of the clinic.
You may wish to use personal protective equipment (PPE) when you visit us - please bring your own face mask / gloves etc. as we are unable to provide these for you. Any mandatory government rules about PPE must be followed.
If Sophie or Richard get symptoms of COVID-19, we will have to close the clinic completely for at least 14 days.
Sophie, Richard and all the team at Absolute Health
[20 July 2020].
People at high risk from coronavirus include people who:
People at moderate risk from coronavirus include people who: