Coronavirus

(COVID-19)

CLINIC GUIDANCE 

Updated 15.06.2020

The clinic has now been given the go-ahead by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) to open for routine / maintenance appointment from today.  We would like to thank you all for your patience while we have been closed.  The clinic has conducted a thorough risk assessment and implemented new procedures to provide a safe environment for patients and staff, please find these procedures below. 

If you would now like to schedule an appointment please contact the clinic on 01245 353078.

Alternatively email us at info@chelmsfordchiroclinic.co.uk.  


PROCEDURES FOR ATTENDING

Please inform the Chelmsford Chiropractic Clinic prior to attending on 01245 353078, if you have experienced:

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MEASURES IN PLACE

Health and safety of our patients and staff is always our top priority.  The clinic has put in place the following measures:

 

TELEHEALTH

It may be deemed more suitable for you to have a teleheath appointment if for example, you are shielded / high risk, live with someone who is shielded/high risk or you are self-isolating.  If you are in pain one of our clinic’s chiropractors will telephone you with advice, exercises and to discuss the best course of action regarding treatment.  If a face-face appointment is deemed appropriate, we will schedule an appointment for treatment.  


SCREENING

Before booking you in for an appointment, one of our team will telephone you prior to your appointment to ask some screening questions related to COVID-19 and you and your family members degree of risk. You will receive a text reminder 24 hours prior to your appointment reminding you to inform the clinic if your COVID-19 status has changed.  Finally your practitioner will ask screening questions again when you enter the clinic. 

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

The clinic may look a little different to normal when you attend.  We have put measures in place to maintain the government advised 2m social distancing.

 

PPE

Our practitioners will also look a little different.  We will be wearing all the recommended PPE that has been suggested by Public Health England.  You also have the opportunity to purchase a mask as you enter the clinic for £1, should you wish.  By all means bring your own if you have one. 

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TRAVEL THROUGH CLINIC

Sadly you will no longer be able to take a moment and read a magazine or enjoy a drink in the reception area.  The practitioner will come and collect you from your car and walk you straight to the treatment room.

 

SANITISING STATION

You will be asked to use the antibacterial gel supplied when you arrive.  Please take a moment to sanitise your hands.  The practitioner may also take your temperature at this point with a non-contact thermometer.

 

MAINTENANCE APPOINTMENTS

The clinic has now been given the go-ahead by the BCA and GCC to treat routine and maintenance patients.  Please call reception on 01245 353078 to arrange an appointment. 


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This is how you can help

Coronavirus

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • live with someone with symptoms
  • have been told to self-isolate by a test and trace service

 

When to self-isolate:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/


Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Use NHS 111 online if you feel:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.