JULIA BLISS ACUPUNCTURE

Following instructions from the British Acupuncture Council, I conducted a risk assessment and instituted social distancing, hygiene, ventilation and PPE procedures in my practice to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission. I will be maintaining these measures for the time-being due to the close contact nature of the clinic.  I am fully vaccinated and take regular lateral flow tests. My aim is to continue to keep everyone safe while they are in my clinic.

Social distancing

For social distancing reasons, unless you require assistance for specific support and care needs, I ask you to come alone for the appointment where possible unless a chaperone, parent or carer is required.

Please leave accessory items (bags and coats) in the car if possible, or travel with as little as possible.

In the course of the consultation I will have to have non-socially distanced contact with you to perform the treatment, therefore while I will meet very high standards of infection protection control, it is impossible to completely eliminate risk.

Before arrival if you or someone you live with develops symptoms of Covid-19 by the time of the appointment, please contact me before attending the clinic.

Entering the clinic

I have spaced out patient arrivals and departures so that all visitors to the clinic can remain socially distanced.  Please arrive promptly.  There will not be another client immediately before or after your appointment but I need time to clean and air the room.

Hand hygiene

I will direct you to a hand sanitising station in the treatment room immediately as you enter my house. There will be a poster nearby to demonstrate hand sanitising techniques recommended by the NHS. Please also sanitise your hands before leaving the clinic.

Please try to avoid touching surfaces unnecessarily.

Face mask and respiratory hygiene

I require that patients wear an ordinary surgical mask or triple layered washable mask to the clinic.  If you need to sneeze or cough while in the clinic, please do so into a disposable tissue and throw it away immediately. Please sanitise your hands immediately after doing so.

Use of toilet

My toilet is available for emergencies only.

Payment

I am encouraging payment by bank transfer, ideally before your visit.

I will still accept cash and cheques if you are not able to do this.