Covid-19

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During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Podiatric treatment is subject to strict guidelines as specified by the Royal College of Podiatry.  A treatment grid has been published, whereby conditions have been categorised into Acute or Limb Threatening (Category-1), Debilitating or Life Affecting (Category-2) and Mild (Category-3).

Category-1 patients will be offered a face-to-face appointment.

Category-2 & 3 patients will also be offered a face to face appointment, but if they are able to be treated remotely, they can be seen that way first.

Patients will be contacted the day before an appointment either by telephone, email or text messaging, for a brief assessment of their health.  Patients will be asked if they have a new or persistent cough, a raised temperature, a change in the sense of taste or smell, and whether they have been in contact with a person who is symptomatic or has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 14-days.  Instructions will also be given with regard to the arrangements for attending the clinic.  All patients will be asked to wait outside until their appointment time, with those having a mobile phone being contacted to proceed to the front door, where they will be collected.  Those patients not having a mobile phone, should proceed to the front door and press the intercom button and report to the receptionist using the intercom system.

Once inside the clinic, patients will again be briefly questioned about any change in health and have their temperature checked using a non-contact instrument, as a precaution.  If there is any concern that a patient may be displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or may have been in contact with a person who is symptomatic, then treatment will be refused.

All patients unless exempt, must wear a face covering when attending an appointment.

If you have been tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 14-days or have been in contact with a person who has tested positive, do not attend your appointment.  Notify the clinic to cancel the appointment as soon as possible.