We have assessed our practice for risks outlined and put in additional processes as detailed below

Undertaken a risk assessment –
To be reviewed on change of Government guidance or if indicated by the Institute of Osteopathy that this is necessary sooner.

Heightened cleaning regimes –

Clinic rooms will be sanitised before and after every patient in the areas patients have contacted – treatment couch, chair, wipeable pillows.

Increased protection measures –

No linen is used on the couches, they are fully wipeable surfaces.  The pillowcases are wipeable and will be sanitised after every use. 

Practitioners will be wearing PPE as per Government guidance. This PPE includes masks, disposable gloves, and using high alcohol hand sanitiser when it is more appropriate than hand washing.

Patients will be required to ensure they have no symptoms of COVID-19 before their appointment. When they arrive they will be asked to wash their hands before entering the clinic and wear a mask. As of December 2021we are politely asking patients to do a lateral flow test in the morning of their appointment  

Put in place distancing measures – Social distancing is maintained by having gaps between treatments so patients will not be in reception with other patients. 

Staff training –

Practitioners have received training in the correct usage of PPE including how to don and doff (take on/take off) safely as well as the safe disposal of this PPE and hand washing procedures. 

(Document last updated:  14.12. 2021)