At Absolute Health, we are accustomed to using practises to reduce the risk of cross-infection on a routine basis. Our clinic is open for all treatments.
If you are in a high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) group (see below) and you have not been instructed to self-isolate, you may request a clinic appointment if you understand and are willing to accept the additional risks involved now that covid is endemic. For those in the moderate risk (clinically vulnerable) group (see below), you will be able to make an appointment as normal. Legally, you no longer need to wear a face covering, but if you feel in any way vulnerable to developing covid then you are welcome to wear a suitable face mask.
There is a very low risk of transmission of viruses between asymptomatic people, but if your immune system is compromised in any way, you should assess what extra precautions you should take when in close contact with your therapist or others in the clinic. We will continue to request that symptomatic people (coronavirus, flu, etc.) do not make an appointment with us. Legally, you are no longer required to 'check in' with the NHS app, but if the Test & Trace team asks you to self-isolate you should continue to follow that advice. It has been established that those under 45 with no underlying health issues are highly unlikely to suffer any serious consequences of contracting covid, but older or immuno-compromised people could suffer more serious consequences of the disease. You need to take responsibility for your own health and weigh up the pros and cons of attending an appointment, now that the social distancing measures no longer need to 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 a 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 - if so, please bring your own face mask / gloves etc. as we are unable to provide these for you.
Sophie, Richard and all the team at Absolute Health
[21 July 2021].
People at high risk from coronavirus include people who:
People at moderate risk from coronavirus include people who: