COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Policy
As a member of the Kinesiology Association it has always been fundamental for The Shengko Clinic to adhere to high hygiene standards. This policy is designed to keep both practitioner and clients safe while making it possible to continue treatments under the current climate. It is based on the latest UK government guidelines for England.
Before Client Arrives
Where possible initial consultation forms will be sent via email prior to initial appointment. New clients will be asked to complete, sign and email the form back to the practitioner.
In the last 7 days before your appointment have you or any individual attending with you;
- had a high temperature or been hot to touch on your chest and/or back?
- had a new continuous cough or any other new symptoms of feeling unwell?
- lost sensation of taste and/or smell?
- been in contact (under 2 meters) with anyone with a confirmed Covid-19 diagnosis orsomeone exhibiting the above 3 symptoms in the last 14 days?
- travelled abroad and/or been instructed by the government to quarantine?
- have been instructed by the government or NHS to self-isolate for any reason?
- fall under the clinically/extremely vulnerable category?
- live with someone who is in the clinically/extremely vulnerable category?
If your answer to any of the above questions is yes, please contact Jamie Linegar on 07876 641278 ASAP as your appointment will need to be cancelled and new arrangements will need to be made.
Also please know that your practitioner will be evaluating the same set of questions on a daily basis. If the answer to any of the above is yes you will be contacted immediately.
Under the track and trace guidelines, anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace to discuss their recent interactions. Please inform The Shengko Clinic if, within 14 days after your appointment, you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace or if indeed you or someone you have been in contact with receives a confirmed positive test result for Covid-19.
Under GDPR regulations The Shengko Clinic requires your consent to pass on your details to the NHS Test and Trace if required. All new clients sign a Data Protection declaration before their initial consultation. This declaration states that all your information is private and confidential. It also states the specific occasions when your data may need to be shared for the health and safety of you as a client or under government regulations. For the purpose of track and trace this would purely be your name, contact telephone number and the date of your appointment.
Once Client Arrives
All appointments will be staggered to ensure clients are never at the clinic premises at any one time.
Adequate time will be left between all appointments for the necessary cleaning of all facilities. All usual touch points will be fully cleaned and the treatment room and toilet will be fully aired between appointments.
All efforts will be made to ensure treatment times do not run over. This allows the necessary time between clients for the practitioner to sanitise all areas.
Unless surrogate testing is necessary or children are attending with a parent/guardian, clients will be asked to always arrive alone. No waiting areas will be available for family members whilst treatments are in progress.
Hand sanitiser will be available at the front door of the clinic for clients to sanitise their hands on arrival.
Clients will be politely asked to remove their shoes at the front entrance.
The handing out of gift cards, leaflets or aftercare treatment slips will be limited to email where at all possible.
Flower remedy bottles will still be made if necessary and cleaned before handing to clients.
Testing vials will be placed in glass ramekin dishes that can be sterilised between clients.
It is recommended that the practitioner wear gloves, an apron (or change clothes between clients), a mask or a visor. Gloves make kinesiology incredibly difficult (arguably impossible) to carry out effectively. Thorough hand washing between clients is standard practice and will continue to be so. Clothes will be changed between all clients. A mask will be available for the practitioner to wear but the visors offer little protection when the client is lying on a bed (effectively underneath the practitioner). Please contact your practitioner to discuss any requests you have regarding PPE.
If you as the client wish to wear a mask please ensure you bring your mask to your appointment with you.
Fresh drinking water is highly recommended before, during and after treatments. To avoid all unnecessary handling of glasses etc it is best you bring your own water bottle with you.
The toilet will have a supply of disposable paper towels for hand drying.
There are many occasions where your practitioner will need to work on and around your head. A mask can be worn during this or if you prefer your practitioner to work away from your head please discuss on arrival.
Blankets will be available for clients if necessary. All linen used will be washed at 60 degrees between clients.
Please be aware that your health and safety is of paramount importance and this is the reason why this policy has been put together. It is so important that you are able to enjoy the fullest experience of Systematic Kinesiology and its vast benefits. If we can achieve this while still giving respect to all the above guidance, we are winning!!
Look forward to seeing you very soon.