COVID-19 update 18th May 2020
On the 23rd March we closed both our Bicester & Cheltenham Physio clinics, ceasing face-to-face appointments in order to protect our clients, our team and to stop the spread of COVID-19. This was advised by our professional governing body the CSP.
With the recent changes announced by the government on the 10th May, the CSP have revised their initial recommendation and have now advised that private musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinics may open under specific protocols and procedures; therefore, both of the Pea Green Physio clinics, in Bicester and Cheltenham will be open for face-to-face consultations from Monday 1st June for patients in need.
This is defined where both the patient and their therapist feels that hands on treatment is required. This will be determined by an initial virtual triage via telephone or zoom, if the patient has progressively worsening symptoms or escalating pain that is not responding to conservative self care guided by virtual online consultations, then the patient will be booked in for face-to-face and hands-on treatment. Online consultations will still be available for patients who prefer not to have a face- to-face appointment.
COVID-19 POLICY, PROCEDURES & RISK ASSESSMENTS:
We are currently very busy setting up strict procedures sand protocols, allowing us to confidently and safely deliver treatment to patients that need it, under a phased re-opening.
Although we will not be be treating patients with confirmed COVID-19, we are taking a thorough approach with our protocols and risk assessing to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
By using a combination of virtual first, to triage patients prior to booking face-to-face consultations, screening questions to ensure that patients and family or household members have not, and currently do not have any COVID-19 symptoms, or within the past 4 weeks.
Please note that all patients MUST first complete a virtual online consultation with their therapist before booking a face-to-face consultation.
ARRIVAL AT THE CLINIC:
An infrared body thermometer will be used to check your temperature upon arrival at the clinic. You’ll be asked to wear a face mask throughout your time in the clinic, and be required to sanitise your hands thoroughly upon arrival and departure.
SOCIAL DISTANCING & PPE:
Only one practitioner and one admin team member will be working at any one time, we are fortunate enough to have a one way system and plenty of space to respect social distancing within the clinics, we have a separate entrance and exit.
Appointments will be well spaced to ensure there is no cross over of patients, rooms and equipment will be disinfected between clients. Therapists will change their PPE and thoroughly hand wash between clients. The full compliment of PPE that the therapist will wear are: face mask, visor or goggles, disposable apron and disposable gloves.
We feel that we are doing everything that we can to minimise risks and make your treatment at Pea Green Physio as safe as possible.
We are excited to be opening our doors again!
STEPH, BEN & SERENA TO BEGIN WITH …
Please note that not all Pea Green Team members will be returning initially, we plan for Steph to be at Cheltenham on Mondays and Fridays, and Wednesday mornings in Bicester. Ben will be the only treating therapist in Bicester during June, he’ll be working Monday to Friday and will be joined by Serena on reception, we hope to phase in the rest of the team in the weeks following as demand arises.
We are continuing with virtual online consultations during May with Steph, if you’d like to book in with Steph during May please email her directly [email protected]. Alternatively, our call answering team are now live, so you can call 01869241411 to book in Bicester and 01242 420810 to book for Cheltenham. Bookings for virtual consultations can now be made for June 1st with Ben.
Virtual online consultation fees:
20 mins £25.00
30 mins £30.00
40 mins £35.00
Some insurance companies are happy to pay for the online consultations, please check with your provider before booking. Face-to-face consultation prices remain unchanged.
We are so looking forward to seeing you all and getting back to some sort of normality!
With best wishes,
Steph & The Pea Green Team.
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