Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission at Back 2 Life
All patients are required to read the below information carefully and that they have understood and agree to it, before attending appointments. Back 2 Life would like to thank you in advance for your continued co-operation and understanding during these unprecedented times.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on the 11 March 2020.
The Government published a Statutory Instrument on 26th March 2020, no. 350 ‘The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020’ confirming that it is lawful for a chiropractic practice to remain open. It further defines those people who are recognised as vulnerable for the purposes of this document.
Further information on the Coronavirus can be found on;
- World Health Organization: WHO
- General Chiropractic Council:
Back 2 Life has conducted a thorough risk assessment to ensure adequate levels of safety are implemented and maintained during the pandemic. We are following the most up-to-date Government and Public Health England guidance and introduced stringent patient triage, hygiene, sanitation and infection control protocols to protect our patients and staff.
Despite these precautions, there still a risk of transmission of the Coronavirus and it is important that you understand the risks. We have provided the information below to help you decide if you wish to continue your care at Back 2 Life during these restrictions and remind you that you are under no obligation to continue with your appointments.
These are fast changing and uncertain times for all of us, so please be assured that we will update you again should things change significantly. If you have any questions queries please do not hesitate to contact us, by calling the clinic number (out of clinic hours this
will divert to the clinic mobile).
Precautions that Back 2 Life is following:
- All patients contacting us for an appointment will be triaged to establish:
- whether symptoms are present
- if they are self-isolating
- high risk category patients – see below
- if anyone in their household has symptoms or is self-isolating
- or they have been in contact with anyone with Coronavirus symptoms
- Enforce a strict policy; anyone with Coronavirus symptoms must stay away from the clinic and stay at home
- Thermal screening of staff and patients, as part of our triage measures
- Deep cleaning; sanitation and infection to help reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people – the protocol is available on request
- All staff members adhere to the social distancing guidelines
- The layout of the clinic and timing of appointments have been adapted to maintain social distancing
- The Clinical team members will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for everyone’s protection
- We will regularly monitor and update our processes and procedures to reflect the latest Government guidance.
Back 2 Life is committed to ensuring that every measure is in place to minimise the risk of exposure to Coronavirus, we cannot guarantee there is no risk to you as a result of attending the clinic
Eligibility for Care
In addition to those with Coronavirus symptoms, self-isolating or living with someone with symptoms/ self-isolating, we are currently not accepting patients from the “at risk” groups defined below:
- Over 70
- Have a long-term health condition/ underlying medical conditions as listed below:
- Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or bronchitis
- Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, a learning disability or cerebral palsy
- Problems with the spleen, such as sickle cell disease or removal of the spleen
- A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy.
- Being seriously overweight, with a body mass index of 40 or above.
What to do if you’re at high risk
If you’re at high risk from coronavirus, it’s very important you follow the advice about staying at home to avoid getting coronavirus. This means you should only leave your home if it’s essential.