PODIATRY CLINICS YORKSHIRE LTD – PROVISION OF PODIATRY/CHIROPODY SERVICES DURING CURRENT LOCKDOWN NOV 2020. WE ARE OPEN.

by Lee Short MSc DPodM and Bob Longworth MSc DPodM

Government Guidelines recommend that as healthcare professionals, we should remain operational during the forthcoming lockdown. Following a continued and detailed risk assessment and taking appropriate precautions (detailed below), Podiatry will remain available at all our clinics in York, Wetherby and Leeds.

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Before offering appointments, we will first need to ask some screening questions. Please see below for a summary of the precautions we are taking. If you would like to book an appointment, please contact the clinics on the usual numbers.

A detailed risk assessment has been carried out and a number of adjustments to clinic operating procedures have been introduced in order to reduce the risk of being exposed to the Covid-19 virus.

These measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Reducing footfall through the clinic
  • Staggered appointments with bigger gaps between appointments. This means patients do not come into contact with each other inside the clinic & our Podiatrists have time to disinfect all work surfaces with an anti-viral disinfect (including patient couches, chairs and touch points).
  • Use of appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment)

A COVID 19 Pre Screening form will be sent via e-mail and text. We will require completion prior to your appointment when ever possible.

To make things as safe as possible:

  • We will not treat anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, or those who have recently been in close contact with anyone known to have COVID-19.
  • We request that all visitors to the clinic wear a face covering or mask.
  • Patients must attend the clinic alone, (with exceptions for those needing assistance & children)
  • Please arrive on time but not more than 5 minutes early
  • Where possible we are operating a no waiting room policy. We, therefore, request that patients arriving by car wait outside until we open the door for you. You can text or call the numbers above to let Lee or Bob know that you have arrived at the clinic.
  • Please put your mask on before entering the clinic. (Masks can be provided by the clinic if required at a cost price of £1.00 per mask).
  • Clean your hands with soap and water available or hand sanitiser provided on entering the clinic.
  • Avoid touching anything unnecessarily inside the clinic.
  • Use hand sanitizer before leaving
  • Leave straight away.
  • We would prefer card/contactless or BACS payment rather than cash at this time

Please do not hesitate to cancel re-schedule your appointment if you have a fever, cough, loss of taste or sense of smell or flu symptoms or a member of your household has suspected or diagnosed Covid 19

Please see these guidelines for more information: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

Any quieries or concerns, please contact usL

by Lee Short MSc DPodM and Bob Longworth MSc DPodM