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Chiropractic Clinics to stay OPEN during the second national lockdown

5th November 2020

We are remaining open.

Government regulations released on the 3rd November 2020 at 17:30 stated that chiropractic services can remain open during the second national lockdown in England, which starts on the 5th November 2020.

To provide you the very best care and protection, we monitor closely the information from the UK government, the NHS, the General Chiropractic Council, the British Chiropractic Association, and the Royal College of Chiropractors. 

A-Z Chiropractic Clinic’s ‘Covid-19 Safe’ Procedures:

  • Text or telephone Covid-19 screenings will occur 24 hours prior to your appointment
  • We will offer handwashing and/or anti-bacterial hand gel upon arrival
  • We will be maintaining the highest hygiene standards throughout the clinic
  • All practitioners will wear personal protective equipment (PPE) consistent with government advice, regularly wash their hands and monitor/protect their own, and their household’s health.
  • Social distancing rules must be maintained in the reception area and in the treatment room while the chiropractor does not have PPE on
  • All gowns and towels have been removed from clinic. Please wear appropriate clothing for treatment.
  • We will be diligently disinfecting all contact points in the treatment room between each patient.
  • As a patient you must monitor/protect their own, and their household’s health before making the decision to enter the clinic
    • Check if you have Covid-19/Coronavirus symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:
      • a new continuous cough
      • a high temperature
      • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
    • If you have symptoms, please do not attend the clinic. Follow the stay at home guidance provided by Public Health England:
  • As a patients you must attend wearing a mask, unless you are medically exempt, and keep your mask on throughout the entirety of your visit
  • We will be operating a clear one way system in the clinic to minimise the risk of coming into contact with another patient.
  • We also ask that you attend your appointments on time and alone, should you arrive early please wait in your car until your appointment, should you have walked, or otherwise, to the clinic please practice social distancing while waiting for your appointment.
  • We will not be accepting cash during this time. You may pre-pay for your visit via BACS, the card machine will still be available to use in clinic but we ask that you pay via contactless payment if you are able. After payment, you will be asked to leave as soon as possible to minimise your time spent in the clinic.
  • Sports massage and sports rehabilitation clinics are available and we are following the strict advise given by the Society of Sports Therapists for all appointments
  • While we are taking every precaution to limit your exposure to Covid-19, we cannot guarantee that there is no risk as a result of attending our clinic for treatment. We will request and record your verbal consent in your treatment notes.

Opening Hours and Appointments:

  • Face- to-face appointments for all cases, including routine appointments, resumed on the 15th June 2020 and will continue throughout the second national lockdown
  • Our opening hours resumed ‘as normal’ on the 15th of June
    • Text or telephone Covid-19 screenings will occur 24 hours prior to your appointment
  • We are offering remote FREE telephone consultations for new or returning patients
  • Our Sports Rehabilitator is offering one-to-one video consultations and rehabilitation sessions should you feel you need more support from the comfort of your own home at the price of £15 per hour session.

By Dr Amie Bracey

Masters of Chiropractic