COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear Valued Patients

Good News!

The Clinic is open for business. We opened on the 3rd August.

We are still following all government and college of Podiatry etc guidelines on PPE and Health and Safety.

On your appointment you will be asked to bring a mask with you, or we will provide one for you, The Podiatrist or practitioner will meet you at reception as there is no seating in the building at present and take you up to the clinic either by the stairs or by lift if you have difficulties in walking. The lift can accommodate wheelchairs too. We wear Medically approved N99 masks, disposable gloves and aprons and clean uniforms, plus we now have a clear Perspex screen that is placed over the treatment couch. All our equipment is cleaned with hospital grade anti-microbial agents effective against Covid-19 within 60 seconds. Instruments and other consumables such as dressings and paddings are disposable items and we place them in clinical waste bags and sharps bins which are chemically treated and incinerated after each use.

You will be asked a few questions about any covid symptoms and/or tests in the last 14 days, plus we will take your temperature using an infrared thermometer for non touch readings on your forehead. Should we suspect anything we may also take an oximeter reading to check your blood oxygen percentage and pulse. you will also be asked to place any shoes, socks, coats etc into a plastic box provided.

We welcome all new and returning patients back, except that if you have a problem that can be self managed we may not book a face to face appointment, but we are happy to give you a telephone or video consultation.

All home visits are now on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, We will still come to see you if you are unable to make a visit to us, wearing full PPE. All that we ask is that you can be seen alone in 1 room with no other members of your household, unless you are a patient who is a child under 16 and require your guardian, or if disabled a carer present.

We will not see you if you are covid-19 positive, or think you have a persistent dry cough, fever and breathlessness, loss of taste or smell or a runny nose and are self isolating.

Should the case arise that you are unsure of what to do you can either Skype or Zoom me for a short consultation. Sadly I am unable to give free consultations, and in order to keep the business going, charges will be very reasonable: £20 for a 15 minute or £25 for a 30 minute consultation, we are able to take mobile payments by card or alternatively by bank transfer.
To Skype me call Coleman Vine email is [email protected]
or Zoom me on [email protected]

Home visits will be charged at our normal rates:
£45 for Borehamwood and up to 2 miles radius.
Any visits outside this distance will be charged on distance, please call for advice.

For more information on steps you can take to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health & Social Care website.

Thank you for all your support in keeping one another safe:
Martin and Lisa Vine