If you suspect you have COVID-19/Coronavirus then please do not attend the clinic and please follow goverment guidance to self isolate:
Please Note: You will not be treated at Core Body Clinic if you are ill or a staff member suspects you are ill. Please respect the clinical decision of the healthcare professional. They are trained to triage patients who are presenting as unwell. They will offer advice provided it does not compromise their safety.
Current Government recommendations:
In light of the current situation regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 we are carefully monitoring the Public Health England and GOV.uk websites for the latest advice and information.
Core Body Clinic, Ltd. Infection Control Policy: COVID-19 Updated 17th March 2020
It comes as no surprise that our current recommendation is that you do not attend or book in for physiotherapy treatment if you are suffering with a cold or flu symptoms until you are sure that you are no longer able to transmit your virus and you are able to confirm you do not have the COVID-19. In the pre-COVID19 era, patients would do just that, so we are asking patients to continue to practice the same infection control procedures. In the current circumstances, we ask you to telephone the clinic if you have any doubts as to whether you should attend a scheduled appointment. If this is on the morning of the appointment, then we have no objection and no fee will apply for last minute cancellations. Your health and safety are our priority. We appreciate that most people will not have the virus and will be suffering from a cold or flu like virus. However, we are encouraging patients to pay due diligence to their situation prior to making plans and adhere to the directions of the DOH.
Core Body Clinic adheres to high standards of hygiene (Note: Only one of our procedures have been updated**):
- Professional cleaners bi-weekly.
- Regular and vigilant hand washing.
- Pillow covers and towels changed daily.
- use of paper towel over pillows and treatment plinths.
- use antibacterial and alcohol spray before anyone uses the breathing holes in the treatment couches.
- Patients are asked to wash their hands before and after consultations**
- Patients who display any signs of ill health will be asked to leave the clinic. No charge wil be made as the decision will be at the discretion of the clinic.
Currently the clinics remain open as normal and none of our Physiotherapists are high-risk. Our staff have cancelled trips accordingly to avoid exposure to the virus. There are no current plans to cancel clinics and we remain in contact with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and under direction from the Department of Health. We are also in close communication with the University of Reading where our second clinic is located. All up and coming appointments will go ahead as planned. Should you wish to cancel or change your appointment, please call or email the clinic.
If you require further information about coronavirus, please visit the NHS website (www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/) for the most up to date information and advice.