Updated: Jun 3, 2020
Updated Information from our 'Preparing to Keep You Safe' Post.
We are taking the current challenges COVID-19 present very seriously here at Saltash Chiropractic Clinic and your health is our utmost priority.
We understand this is a stressful time for everyone, and now more than ever your continued chiropractic care is a vital means of managing your stress, the function of your nervous system and the overall health for you and your family. We do not underestimate the value that regular chiropractic checkups has on your continued wellness.
As a health care provider, in line with the government’s Health Protection Regulations 2020, we are legally allowed to be open to serve our community who needs our assistance. And in line with our regulator the General Chiropractic Council, we are allowed to do so, so long as we are putting the patients’ health first. Therefore, in line with Public Health England guidelines, we are taking some temporary additional precautions, prior to reopening.
As of TODAY, Monday 1st June, we will be seeing those with a ‘medical need’. If you are unsure if your case is a medical need, please get in touch and we will discuss this with you. We will be operating temporary opening hours to begin with strictly by appointment but these will change accordingly with the latest guidance on who can receive care.
(update 3/6/20: we anticipate being able to offer regular visits from Monday 15th June onwards pending government guidelines updating.)
Be Aware, at this time we cannot welcome to the Practice:
Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms - New persistent cough, high temperature (38C or above), Shortness of breath
Anyone in the 'Extremely Vulnerable’ Group*
Anyone who shares a household with those in such groups. Unfortunately no appointments will be offered to those who fall in this category (keep an eye on our dedicated Covid-19 page on the website for updates)
Changes to Practice:
There will be some temporary measures in place, to ensure that your visit to Saltash Chiropractic Clinic is as safe as possible. These include:
Every person who visits the clinic will be asked to read and answer a series of questions on arrival as a screening process. Each team member is also being asked the same questions at the start of each shift.
Appointments have been adapted to ensure social distancing is adhered to, and therefore there will be a maximum number of people in the clinic at one time.
Hand sanitiser is provided around the clinic, and is to be used on arrival and before leaving.
The clinic is always deep cleaned every week and maintained during the week. Door handles, card terminals and any other areas that are frequently touched are cleaned regularly during the day, as standard.
All benches are cleaned with antibacterial wipes after use.
Your chiropractor will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (including gloves, aprons and face mask). The gloves and aprons will be changed following each patient contact. (Please Make Us Aware Of Latex Allergies, we also have Vinyl Gloves.)
There is a clear screen at the front desk to offer protection in this area. Please do not cross this screen
These are just some of the measures we are taking to protect you. We are closely monitoring the situation and are doing everything we can to maintain a high level of service that you deserve.
21st Century Support:
The World, is a fast changing place, no more evident than from all the new procedures and policies that we must all adhere to in our working and social lives.
To help you keep up and access information about the practice, read our regular Blog (which we encourage you to share on all social media platforms) and to contact us as easily as possible, we have a new FREE app for your smart devices that works in tandem with our fresh new website so you might stay up-to-date with any and all information relevant to your visits to us.
You can also message us when you have arrived and are waiting outside in your car!
Please visit the bottom of the homepage on a desktop (see invite at top of mobile) and pop in your mobile phone number. you will receive a text with a link for this app. Homepage Link Here.
Remember there’s much you can do to keep well:
Wash your hands with soap and hot water
Drink lots of water
Get plenty of sleep
Avoid touching your face, especially eyes & nose
Cover your cough (inform us immediately)
Eat a variety of nutritious meals full of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables
Build your body’s stores of Vitamins C, D, Zinc and Magnesium to support your health (ask us how if you need help)
Continue healthy habits of fresh air and social connection through phone calls, text, video in the midst of physically appropriate isolation
We realise this is a lot of information, but as always your health is our utmost priority.
We look forward to seeing you soon and restarting your journey to better health.
Booking an Appointment
If you are a New Patient to the Practice and are in medical need and would like to make a booking with us for as soon as possible when we re-open please follow this link and complete the form and we will contact you ASAP to make a booking. BOOK NOW
If you are a Returning Patient and are in medical need and would like to make a booking with us for as soon as we re-open please follow this link and complete the form and we will contact you ASAP to make a booking. RE-BOOK-NOW
If you are not in immediate medical need we will be contacting you to make your future appointments when we are advised that routine visits can recommence.
If you have any queries, please get in touch on 01752 845451 or email@example.com
We would like to thank you for your continued support.
Dr Jon DC, Doctor of Chiropractic
* 'Extremely Vulnerable' Group includes:
1. Have had an organ transplant
2. Are having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy
3. Are having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical therapy) for lung cancer
4. Are having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system (such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors)
5. Have blood or bone marrow cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
6. Have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past 6 months, or are still taking immunosuppressant medicine
7. Are taking medicine that makes them much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of steroids or immunosuppressant medicine)
8. Have a serious heart condition and are pregnant.
9. Have a long-term ‘severe’ health condition/ Underlying Medical Conditions as listed below:
Severe respiratory diseases, such as asthma, Severe COPD or Cystic Fibrosis.
Problems with the spleen, such as sickle cell disease or removal of the spleen.
A weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy.