Embodied Evolution priority is to ensure patient health and safety.

This Policy is for any in-person appointments, which will take place at my Clinic, Borehamwood Physio.

All updates about the clinic are based on the latest guidelines from the Government, NHS England, CSP, HPCP and Physio First.

The clinic will be opened in accordance with this guidance.

What does this mean for you?

If you are experiencing now or in the last 7 days any of the following symptoms, then your appointment MUST be on a virtual basis:
New or worsening shortness of breath
A temperature (higher 37.8°)
A new or worsening persistent cough
A sore throat
New loss of the sense of taste and or smell
New or worsening chills, body ache, headaches or sore throat
Diarrhoea and or vomiting
Or have you been in contact with anyone who has been experiencing these symptoms within the last 14 days or are self-isolating. Or travelled from a foreign country with active COVID.

Extra care needs to be taken if:

You or has anyone in your household been classified at high risk or vulnerable from coronavirus.
You or has anyone in the household been classified as moderate risk or vulnerable from coronavirus.

If a VIRTUAL appointment is appropriate a link will be sent to you before your appointment. You will need to have a video and a microphone for best results. Such as a phone, computer, or tablet.

If a Face to face appointment is appropriate, then please be reassured that the following measures will be taken to ensure health and safety.

Borehamwood Physio clinic is based within its own room within an NHS GP Practice . This means that only myself or my patients will have access to the room. Borehamwood Physio is based within a GP practice and all patients are screened before entering the building. Therefore, only those that are symptom free are allowed entry.

When a patient books a new appointment, they will be sent a screening form to complete. They will also be sent reminders to self-screen for subsequent follow-up appointments.

The clinic will adhere to infection control policy

PPE — personal protective equipment:

I will not be wearing a mask, but this can be worn if requested.

Physiotherapist health:

Please be reassured that if I have any of the symptoms, I will cancel all face to face appointments. As a key worker I can be tested for COVID-19 even if I am asymptomatic and I do this as often as possible.

Patient health:

All patients MUST cancel their appointment if they present with any of the symptoms listed above

Equipment:

Pillows, mats, and the treatment couch will be covered with disposable couch roll. All equipment will be cleaned between patients with cleaning products that are appropriate for COVID-19 virus

Clinic room:

The clinic room will be cleaned on a regular basis as well as external spaces.

Hand washing:

There is a sink within the clinic room where all patients are expected to wash their hands and alcohol gel throughout the building.

If you have any questions, please contact Borehamwood Physio and I will help as best as I can.

Kind regards, Katy Neale. Clinic Manager