Protocol for Podiatry Treatment During Coronavirus Pandemic from 14th May 2020
Following updated advice from the UK Government and the College of Podiatry, there is clear guidance now in place detailing the conditions and people that can be seen by Podiatrists for treatment. This does not allow everyone to be seen, but does cover those with severe foot problems, certain medical conditions and those at risk of developing further foot or medical issues.
Our Podiatrist, Valerie Scott, will be reviewing all patients according to this guidance and determining eligibility. If your need has become more urgent, please do contact us and Valerie will call you back.
The following are examples of what we can treat:
Foot infections or ulcers, ingrown toenails, people with poor blood supply or neuropathy (feeling) in the feet, acute pain, vulnerable groups, conditions causing falls, high or moderate risk diabetics, inflammatory and auto-immune disorders, foot deformities...
We can also see key or essential workers.
Please call us the number above or email us on email@example.com and we will arrange for Valerie Scott, the Podiatrist, to speak with you to determine whether an appointment is necessary or advisable.
If you do attend for an appointment, the protocol below is in operation.
Clinic Operational Protocol During Coronavirus Pandemic
We are committed to doing our best for our patients in a rapidly evolving and complex situation. As such we are taking the following measures:
- 1. Appointments to be made with sufficient gaps, to allow a “cooldown” so that there are minimal numbers of people in the building at any one time.
- 2. Full clean down of the clinic room to be undertaken between each patient, including chair, armrests, door handles, bottles touched etc.
- 3. Windows to be open to encourage air flow.
- 4. PPE to be worn by Podiatrist – mask, gloves, apron and visor or goggles.
- 5. Patients to be asked to wear own mask or one will be supplied.
- 6. Protective Perspex screen to be used between patient and Podiatrist.
- 7. No Covid-19 positive patients to be seen. Patients only to attend if well with no signs of fever or persistent cough.
- 8. Patients should attend for their appointment as close to the appointment time as possible. If coming by car, wait until asked to come in by the Podiatrist.
- 9. Patients to be asked to wash hands or sanitise on entering clinic.
- 10. Patients to be asked to sanitise hands before using card machine.
- 11. No cash to be handled, card payments or BACS only.
This protocol is subject to change at short notice, following advice from UK government and / or the UK College of Podiatry