Safe Practice guidelines for 2020 where Orla Foley at Kincora Therapy Centre helps keep us all safe as possible.
Covid Return to Work for Website
Covid19 is a novel Coronavirus that was identified in the Wuhan province of China late in 2019. Since then it has spread around the world and the World Health Organisation subsequently described it as a pandemic.
In Ireland since March 13th there have been Herculean like effort on behalf of our government and the frontline agencies to manage this pandemic and limit its spread. Now we are moving forward to reopen our economy and return to work. This means stepping forward and sometimes stepping backwards, when needed and appropriate.
From June 15th (at time of writing), according to government guidelines regarding treatment of non Covid19 patients I am preparing to reopen my practice in the near futures.
For the safety of my clients and myself there will be changes to how this works out, I want to outline the changes here.
Making an appointment.
To make an appointment simply call 0876644140, leave an email at email@example.com . I will get back to you and ask about the following:
Are you suffering from the following
- Persistent cough
- Running a temperature
- Experiencing flu-like aches and pains
- Having difficulty breathing
- Experiencing cold-like symptoms
- Have you experienced changes in your sense of taste/smell
- Have you been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid19?
- How long ago?
- Have you been in an institution where there has been a Covid19 outbreak?
- How long ago?
Depending on how you answer it will decide if you can get an appointment at that time.
When you get an appointment you will receive a document stating the time and date of your appointment in case there are travel restrictions in place at the time.
What to expect at your appointment
When you arrive at the Kincora Therapy Centre the first thing you do is stay in your car and text me or give me a missed call to let me know you have arrived. I will phone you back when it is safe for you to enter. I will be wearing a face mask and screen, please don’t take offence. Please arrive wearing a surgical face mask. When you come in you will be asked to sanitize your hands or wash your hands. You must wear the mask for the duration of the appointment.
Your appointment will be in the familiar format, during the initial consultation social distancing will be observed, but during the treatment phase, this will not be possible. At this stage it is essential that respiratory hygiene is observed, this will be explained to you.
After the appointment you will be brought down and before you leave you will advised to remove the gloves and mask and dispose of them and apply fresh alcohol based hand rub.
Previously KTC provided towels to facilitate draping for the comfort of patients, in the interest of infection control and prevention this will not be possible, we will need you to bring your own towels or blankets for this purpose.
If paying in cash as payment please have exact amount ready, if paying by cheque please have the cheque written previously to treatment, card transactions can be also accepted.
We apologise for these changes which are designed to protect our clients and ourselves. As government advice changes we may have to amend these.
We will however make sure we maintain our usual standards of Integrity, Courtesy and Empathy.
For more information about how you can protect yourself and others, the world Health Organisation has some advice here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
If you have any questions about these changes or any other questions about our services please feel free to get in touch.
Looking forward to helping you return to balance at wellbeing and your continued custom.