Our Coronavirus

and Infection Control Policy

For the safety and protection of all our patients and members of staff at the Medical Centre.

  • We are keeping up daily with the guidance issued by Public Health England (PHE) regarding Covid-19. This government site advises us on infection control measures, and how to protect the public and ourselves during the outbreak of coronavirus.

  • At the Village Medical Centre, there is a strict rule of remotely triaging patients before they are booked in for GP or practitioner services. 

  • All surfaces in reception and patient waiting areas are wiped down with every contact using anti-microbial wipes. 

  • Reception staff wear gloves and masks when dealing face-to-face with patients.

  • All practitioners wear a mask, disposable apron and gloves when dealing face-to face with patients. 

  • There are hand sanitisers in the reception area and in the treatment rooms for anyone to use.

  • The treatment room and all contact surfaces are cleaned and disinfected between each appointment.

  • Patients will be required to sanitise hands on entry to the building.

  • You may wear your own mask if you choose.

  • There is social distancing practised in The Village Medical Centre waiting areas.

  • All clinical and non-clinical staff on site are practicing maximum infection control procedures regarding hand washing and any physical contact.

  • After booking an appointment you will contacted and asked specific questions regarding Coronavirus and your urgency for treatment.

  • A remote triage, risk-assessment and consent will be undertaken in all cases prior to face-to-face contact. 

  • The chiropractor pledges to not travel outside of the local area during these tentative times, nor put herself at risk by attending any large gatherings, deliberately avoiding possible infection risks.

  • Rubber gloves, mask and disposable apron will be used and changed between each patient.

  • Only one to one care will be provided. An adequate gap will be maintained between appointment times to avoid patients coming into contact with one another, and to allow for disposable PPE change and disinfection of all surfaces.

  • All patients are requested to arrive on time for their appointment and no earlier than 5 minutes before.

  • Patients will be met at the entrance of the waiting room with hand sanitiser and will be asked to wash their hands upon entry to the treatment room, and again before they leave.

  • Patients will have their temperature taken by forehead infra-red thermometer when they enter the treatment room.

  • The Village Chiro Clinic will be open from the beginning of July 2020 and will remain open unless notified by the government or we are made aware of any increased risk.

In the meantime, we ask the following of all our patients:

  1. If you have flu-like symptoms, persistent cough and/ or fever please do not come to the clinic.

  2. If you have recently lost your sense of smell or taste, please do not come to the clinic.

  3. If you have been in contact with anyone who has confirmed COVID-19 or you suspect they have it, please do not come to the clinic.

  4. If you are in the CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE GROUP (CEV), it is with regret that we are unable to see you at the moment for your own safety.

  5. If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started and call 111 or visit the 111 online site https://111.nhs.uk/ for more information.

If you need to cancel your appointment as a result of the above, we will waive any cancellation fee and organise another appointment for you when you are no longer at risk of passing on infection.

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