All Clinics are now open, however the Government has warned that if the virus spread increases, things may change.
Nobody should be attend the Clinic if you are experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or if you have been in contact with somebody with 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
As a Primary Health Care Practitioner the General Chiropractic Council is advising that we must follow
a very strict hygiene policy. Some of the measures we have put in place are:
PPE masks are to be worn by both Practitioner and Patient at all times.
Extra time between appointments to allow for social distancing and allow time to disinfect thoroughly.
Please wash your hands and use sanitiser on arrival.
Windows to be left open to allow constant movement of fresh air
Based on the guidelines I ask that patients who are classed as high risk groups please cancel your appointment and stay home.
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms please also stay home, these include: Persistent cough, lossor change in sense of smell
Where possible, consultations will continue to be performed by telephone or video link.
I am here for all my Patients, and even if you do not feel you want to come in to the clinic I am happy to chat on the phone with you to offer advice and exercises.
People At risk That should Avoid Coming in Without Checking with your GP.
The Government’s advice is that anyone who falls into any of the below risk categories should follow
This group includes:
• Anyone who is instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds
• Aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
• Those who are pregnant
• Under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below:
o Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
o Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
o Chronic kidney disease
o Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
o Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone
disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
o Problems with the spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if someone has had
their spleen removed
o A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or
medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
o Being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
Additionally, you will need to take into consideration people who are supporting/ caring for
members of their household with one of the above conditions, who need to be following
social distancing measures and taking extra precautions.
Please see the stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection:
There are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-
19. For people in this category, next week, NHS in England will make direct contact with them with
advice on more stringent measures to take in order to keep safe. For now, this group should
rigorously follow the social distancing advice.
People falling into this group are those who may be at particular risk due to complex health
problems such as:
• People who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression
• People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
• People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of
• People with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring
hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
• People with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)