Dear Valued Patients
We are still following all government and college of Podiatry etc guidelines on PPE and Health and Safety. However since the new guidelines we are starting to relax our covid policy to a certain extent.
Mask wearing is now optional, you do not have to wear one inside the building or clinic, if you prefer to then that is entirely your choice, the Podiatrist and/or therapist may still wear a mask during treatment. You can come straight upstairs now and do not have to wait at reception. There are seats where you can wait for your appointment time, at the front of the balcony and around the corner near to the room itself.
We are no longer testing temperatures or asking for recent covid tests, however if you suspect you may have Covid or are experiencing any of the following symptoms: A dry persistent cough, temperature, shortness of Breath(not related to any current underlying respiratory issues, extreme fatigue (again unrelated to any current medical issues). Runny nose or loss of taste or smell, then please do not attend your appointment and where possible please give us 24 hours notice to cancel.
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. All our instruments are fully sterilised prior to each clinic session and cleaned with solution after each treatment.
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. Again mask wearing at your home is optional.
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: £30 for a 15 minute or £45 for a 30 minute consultation, we are able to take mobile payments by card or alternatively by bank transfer.
Home visits will be charged at our normal rates:
£50 for Borehamwood and up to 5 mile 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