Living with Covid
How W6 Physiotherapy is implementing the latest Covid Government guidelines into our services
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe. 1
Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Vulnerable people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are at a higher risk for develop serious illness from the disease.1
W6 Physiotherapy is open to treat any patient regardless of risk level. At W6 Physiotherapy, we are following the latest government guidelines and update our practice regularly to reduce the risk to those who use our services. We will inform you of any updates and if we may need to re-introduce policies in-line with government advice.
In line with recent update to Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) by the government, there is no longer any requirement for staff or members of the public to wear a face mask.
We will risk assess on an individual basis and if you disclose you are of vulnerable status, feel free to wear a mask or ask our staff members to wear one during your treatment.
Service users should be aware there will always be some risk of transmission and the decision to engage with our services would be left down to the individual. We are currently open for face-to-face visits in our clinic, we can also offer video consultations and home visits within the local area if required. Please contact us via telephone or email to discuss your requirements.
All our staff will wear appropriate PPE during the consultation as recommended by the Government. We are respecting social distancing where possible and have measures in place to ensure effective cleaning is completed. We use antiviral cleaning products to disinfect any surface that is touched by staff/clients in between appointments, ensure there is adequate ventilation and continue good hand hygiene practice.
To reduce risk of transmission, we ask for you not enter the clinic if within the last 10 days, you are experiencing any of the below:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature > or= 37.8 C
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
- a positive COVID test (PCR or lateral flow)
- or still awaiting a test result
We will continue to encourage you to practice hand hygiene prior to entering the clinic.
We are happy to reschedule your appointment as necessary. You will not be subject to cancellation fees due to covid symptoms/self-isolation.
1 Information taken from World Health Organization website