COVID

This page will summarise any information regarding COVID and this Physiotherapy Practice.

During this time for all appointments I will be confirming that you do not have any COVID symptoms. I will be wearing full personal protective equipment as advised by Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-how-to-work-safely-in-domiciliary-care

Public Health England Guidance from 5/8/20

Businesses and venues which can remain open

Other businesses and venues are permitted to stay open, following COVID-19 Secure guidelines. This includes those providing essential goods, including:

  • Essential retail such as food shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, garden centres, hardware stores, building merchants and off-licences.
  • Petrol Stations, car repair and MOT services, bicycle shops, and taxi and vehicle hire businesses.
  • Banks, building societies, post offices, short-term loan providers and money transfer businesses
  • Funeral directors
  • Laundrettes and dry cleaners
  • Medical and dental services
  • Vets and pet shops
  • Agricultural supplies shops
  • Storage and distribution facilities
  • Car parks, public toilets and motorway service areas.
  • Outdoor playgrounds

Public Services

The majority of public services will continue and you will be able to leave home to visit them. These include:

  • the NHS and medical services like GPs and dentists. We are supporting the NHS to carry out urgent and non-urgent services safely, and it is vital anyone who thinks they need any kind of medical care comes forward and seeks help

04 NOVEMBER 2020 – 10:16AM

Government proposes that physio practices remain open during England lockdown

The government has published details of the types of business it intends to allow to remain open during the forthcoming lockdown in England, and the CSP can confirm that physiotherapy is included. 

The CSP has been pressing Public Health England (PHE) to confirm CSP expectations that members working in private physiotherapy practice should continue treating patients during the four-week restrictions, due to come into force on 5 November.

While the draft regulations, to be debated in parliament this afternoon, state that ‘medical and health services’ can keep running, the CSP has received confirmation from PHE that physiotherapy is included in this definition.

The CSP expressed disappointment that physiotherapy was not listed explicitly in the regulations, but is satisfied that the confirmation from PHE allows members to proceed with confidence.

Our advice remains that members in all sectors should seek to continue to run physiotherapy services during the national lockdown, and that all relevant public health rules relating to social distancing and PPE must be followed to keep clinicians and patients as safe as possible.

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