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Ilkley Podiatry

Latest Update:

 

I am open for business!

Independent podiatry practices have, from March 2020, been on the list of businesses exempt from closing and I have been working according to the guidelines which stated that, as a key health worker with a duty of care to my patients, I am expected to treat those with high risk feet or whose need is urgent or is likely to become so - even those in a high risk category.

In addition to my usual infection control procedures, I continue to allow longer gaps between appointments to give me time to deep clean my clinic, external handrails, door handles etc as well as to minimise any cross over of patients.

 

I would ask that, for this reason, patients try to arrive on time for their appointment and, if they are early, to wait in the corridor until deep cleaning has taken place.

 

I have purchased a protective screen which I position between myself and the patient during treatments to further minimise any chance of cross-infection. I also keep the window open.

I do not insist on the wearing of a face mask but have masks available if either my patient or I prefers that we both wear one.

I am fully vaccinated and continue to have regular Covid-19 tests to ensure that I remain negative.

Please rest assured that I am continuing to monitor this situation closely and will, as always, adapt my practice according to the guidance.

In addition:


If you show any of the signs of Covid-19 infection you must self-isolate for 7 days, if any of your household show symptoms you must self-isolate for 14 days.

When doing home visits I ask that other members of the family are in another room if possible and I try to keep appointments as short as possible.


Thank you to all my patients for their continuing loyalty during these challenging times and for supporting me in following the new guidelines.

Keep safe everyone!