New Procedures Resulting from Covid- 19 Risk Assessment

Before Appointment

Checking symptoms, acknowledging risk, track and trace

Give the client the CSA consent form by email and draw their attention to checking their symptoms and that they must let me know if they develop symptoms within the next week. 

Therapist to check their own health also too and and follow government guidelines in and out of work life.

Client to bring

Invite client to bring any water or blankets and explain that there will be towels, but they will not be as snuggly.

Ask client to wear a mask.

Protective clothing

Therapist and client required to wear a mask during time together. During the session, therapist to wear visor in addition. Overall or fresh clothes to be used for treatment and changed afterwards.

Ventilation 

Open windows when therapist arrives, check with client if they would rather close during the appointment for privacy or temperature. Alternatively use airpurifiers which filter out droplets and then use infra red inorder to kill any virus in the air.

Cleaning before client

Cleaning before the client is undertaken by the previous therapist in the room and by the health centre staff in common areas.

Blankets and pillows

I will have pillows covered in a washable plastic cover and clean (for each client) pillow cases

I will have towels you can use as a blanket but they are not as snuggly so if you would prefer a blanket please bring your own.

Minimising length of time in the room to 45 mins as recommended

Have talk on phone before the session. If necessary can leave the room while putting shoes on etc.

Phone call

Around 15 minutes

Last check for symptoms:-

1) High temperature

2) Recent onset of new continuous cough

3) Loss of normal sense of smell or taste

Discussion of any symptoms etc

Minimise what the client needs to touch.

Prop or hold doors open and ask them not to touch things.

Cleaning hands

Client and Therapist to use sanitiser at entrance on entering and exiting building. Signs and sanitser provided by building manager.

Sanitiser in room too.

Clean up afterwards

Strip off pillow cases couch roll etc, into laundry bag or bin.

Clean couch, plastic on pillows, door knobs, common areas covered by clinic.

Take off overall or other

Wash hands

Put outdoor clothes on.