The Osteoperformance Clinic
policy on Corona Virus 2019-nCoV

Background:

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS, SARS  and now with 2019-nCoV.

Most often, spread from person-to-person happens among close contacts (about 6 feet). Person-to-person spread is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It’s currently unclear if a person can get 2019-nCoV by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

The Osteoperformance Clinic’s policy:

As with any healthcare issue, the Osteoperformance Clinic takes cross contamination seriously. The approach towards the spread and potential contamination of Corona Virus is the same as all other potential threats. The Osteoperformance Clinic will continue to uphold its exemplary standards of cross infection by washing hands on a regular basis and after each patient and use hand sanitary care and antibacterial cleaner throughout the clinic.

In order to minimise any risk of cross infection, we are also asking every visitor and patients to wash their hands for 10 to 30 seconds and use the sanitisers in the toilets on arrival / before any treatment.

We only encourage the postponement of treatment to patients who have travelled to the affected areas (eg Italy, China) which can be found on the NHS website. We ask you to postpone your appointment by 14 days if you have recently travelled to any of these areas.  We thank you for your understanding.

More information can be found on: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0208 614 0720.

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