Coronavirus/Covid-19News

Second Lockdown Information

By November 2, 2020No Comments

During the second national lockdown starting on 05/11/2020, the practice will remain open to all patients for both appointments at the the practice and home visit. We are allowed to stay open because we are a medical profession/business and are once again on the governments exemption list.

We will once again have to prioritize those in the Red (life threating) and amber (debilitating conditions eg ingrowing toe or painful corn) categories as we did back in May and June but we can still green (general foot health or low podiatric risk) category patients.

The College of Podiatry release the following statement on October 31st

“Following the Prime Minister’s announcement tonight, Saturday 31st October, about a national lockdown from next Thursday, the College can confirm medical appointments are still allowed. Therefore Podiatrists can remain open including home visits. As the Government releases more information next week, the College will keep members up to date via our website and our regular newsletters.”

Please do not attended your appointment if:

YOU HAVE TRAVELED OUTSIDE THE UK IN THE LAST 14 DAYS.

COME INTO CONTACT WITH A COMFIRMED OR SUSPECTED CASE OF COVID -19 IN THE LAST 14 DAYS.

HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO SELF ISOLATE OR ARE WAITING A TEST AND/OR RESULTS OF A TEST.

IF YOU HAVE A HIGH FEVER, A LOSE/CHANGE IN SENSE OF SMELL AND/OR TEST OR A NEW CONTINUES COUGH

As always when you attend your appointment we kindly ask:

All patients to avoid arriving too early for your appointment and where possible to wait outside till the time of your appointment. This is to reduce the chance of patient crossover with the confined space of the reception/waiting area.

If you are coming with another (partner/family member/friend or carer) we would ask that where possible only one of you enter the practice for your appointment. Carers will be allowed to stay be able to remain at the discretion of the podiatrist, we will discuss this with you at the time of booking.

Prior to entering the practice we will conduct a temperature check via contactless thermometer.

We ask all patients to wear a mask (not a shield) that covers mouth and nose for the duration of the time you are in the building.

We will be still be asking all patients to wash their hands upon entering the practice.

Please pay by card where possible but we do still accept cash and check.

All the best and stay safe

Cambridge House Dorset Ltd