The changes to Covid-19 restrictions in England from 19th July will be welcomed by many but, to others, these changes will be both unwelcome and worrying. Public Health England and our representative body, the Royal College of Podiatry have advised that we need to continue wearing the personal protective equipment (PPE) that we have always worn in clinic throughout the pandemic. Therefore, we will be continuing with Type IIR face masks, aprons, gloves, hand cleansing and surface wiping between patients as before. The clinic is also very well ventilated with both air conditioning and ‘fresh air’ options available. We also have spacious enough waiting facilities to accommodate waiting patients more than 2 metres apart.
How you can help
Please appreciate that some patients in our clinic are vulnerable even at this stage of the pandemic. Please help to limit the transmission of Covid-19 to vulnerable patients or their families by:
Wearing a mask to your appointment (if you don’t have one, you can buy one from reception on arrival for £1.00). If you choose not to wear a mask, we will ask you to ensure that you stay more than 2 metres apart from other patients which may mean waiting in the waiting room entrance or outside
Cleansing your hands on entering the clinic
Not attending your appointment if you have symptoms of Covid-19, are meant to be self-isolating or are not willing to follow the measures above
We are all looking forward to a future where Covid-19 does not pause a significant threat to us or our loved ones. With kindness and mutual respect, we’ll get there and we look forward to eventually welcoming you into our clinic safely without wearing quite so much plastic!