COVID 19 - Coronavirus
The Pain Stop
The Pain Stop will hopefully be opening soon!
Please check my Facebook page for up to date information.
I have a waiting list for appointments at present so other than OldPain2Go evening appointments, I won't be opening my booking page until I have seen those on the waiting list.
Before making an appointment, please read the following carefully:
Soft tissue therapists are now able to return to work but there will be some changes in how your appointment will proceed in order to continue to prevent the spread of infection. I list below some of the changes you can expect.
Firstly, if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, please postpone or cancel your appointment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF: you have the recent onset of a new continuous cough OR you have a high temperature OR you noticed a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell. I will be taking your temperature upon arrival and if you have a temperature, I will unfortunately have to decline treatment. If you are considered a high-risk client (please see list at the end of this letter), please read carefully what precautions I will be taking so you can decide if these are sufficient for you.
Please bring you own water if needed, as I can no longer supply this. If you have a face mask, please wear this but if you don’t, I will supply you with one to wear throughout your treatment should this still be required. It would also be helpful if you wear clothing which is light and loose as I will always treat through clothes at the present time. PLEASE NOTE: I am not allowed to work on your face at the present time.
We are working a one-way system at Chelsea House. Clients are asked to come promptly at their appointment time and enter by the front door on the High Street. I will meet you in reception and take your temperature and then we will proceed directly to the treatment room. At the end of the treatment I will let you out the back door which leads to the car park at the rear. Payment can be made in the room before leaving if you have not already paid. We will not be returning to the reception area. Please only bring a chaperone or legal guardian if necessary.
Upon arrival, there will be alcohol sanitising liquid which you may use.
The treatment room will have been thoroughly disinfected and the couch will be covered with a plastic sheet which will be changed between clients. I will be wearing personal protective equipment which includes a visor, mask, and apron. I will NOT be wearing gloves but will be washing and sanitising hands between each client.
When your session is over, please try not to touch anything as you leave. I will open doors for you. Please keep your mask on until you exit the premises. Please note that I may be instructed to pass on your details to the NHS Test and Trace if directed.
Payment can be made prior to the appointment via Direct Transfer or PayPal but contactless payment is available. If you have to pay with cash, please bring the correct money.
Please note appointments will be spaced further apart than usual to enable disinfection of the practice space, therapy table, equipment and facilities.
I look forward to welcoming you back to the practice.
HIGH RISK GROUPS
People with the following health issues are considered a Covid-19 RED FLAG
• Those shielding vulnerable family members, front-line NHS staff, carers and those who have been in contact with anyone suffering from Covid-19
• Anyone currently receiving treatment for cancer, suffering lung conditions or is post-operative
• Experiencing post Covid-19 circulatory complications (deep vein thrombosis, micro-embolisms, stroke symptoms or pulmonary embolism). THIS IS AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION AS POST COVID BLOOD COAGULATION PROBLEMS CAN BE EXPERIENCED
• Aged 70 years or above
• Heart and/or respiratory conditions
• Supressed immune systems
• BMI over 39