Updated: Monday 28th February 2022
As you will have heard, the Prime Minster has laid out the plans for ‘Living with Covid’ in England in recent days. The latest advice from the government is that if you test positive for covid-19, you no longer have to legally isolate for 10 days. However, they advise to isolate for a minimum of 5 days. In clinic we ask that if you have any symptoms of Covid, or you test positive, that you do not attend clinic, and reschedule your appointment for at least 5 days later, and when you are no longer symptomatic. We have a lot of vulnerable patients in clinic and want to keep them as safe as possible.
Despite changes to isolation guidelines there has been no change announced for the healthcare settings. This means that universal mask-wearing is mandatory for all healthcare professionals, so my PPE will remain unchanged. The UK Health Security Agency continues to advise that face coverings be a requirement for staff and patients in healthcare settings. As such I will continue to request patients wear face coverings unless medically exempt.
The waiting room is now open at the clinic again. If you wish to come in rather than wait in your car, you may. I ask you wear a mask on entering the clinic, and the mask must remain on throughout your time in the clinic unless you are medically exempt. Please use the sink on your right to wash your hands before taking a seat.
If you do not feel happy coming into the shared reception area, please park outside the clinic doors and wait in your car, I will call you from your car as before.
Here is what some of our patients are saying about us during these strange times:
“Louise is a friendly and caring person. It has been a pleasure to visit and be treated by her. The safety precautions in place at the moment makes for a reassuring visit. Thank you Louise for all your help” July 2020
“My husband and myself recently came to the clinic for our first podiatry appointment with Louise. We can thoroughly recommend her treatment and care. This was all done in a safe and welcoming environment. Thank you Louise for your care.” – October 2020