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Covid-19 Open Clinic

To protect us and you, all initial consultations will be undertaken remotely via Zoom video or telephone. 

If following the initial consultation it is agreed that you need a face to face consultation, before attending please read the information below carefully.

 TO PROTECT YOU: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ATTEND YOUR APPOINTMENT

To reduce the possibility of infection we will:

  1. Wear personal protective equipment (PPE); apron, gloves and a mask.
  2. Change PPE after each patient.
  3. Wash our hands and hard surfaces after each patient giving extra time between appointments to allow for both this, and ensure that there is no overlap between patients.
  4. Ensure social distancing is adhered. This means that for now; the waiting area at Sarah Holmes Health will be closed and therefore patients are requested to either wait in their cars until called by phone, or to wait outside. You will then go straight into the treatment room. No more than 15 minutes will be spent within 2 metres and where possible 2 metres will be maintained between you and the therapist.
  5. Have windows open. We will also open doors as regularly as possible to encourage air flow.

TO PROTECT US: WHAT WE EXPECT OF YOU

We politely request that you:

  1. Do not attend if you or anyone in your household has developed within the last 14 days flu like symptoms, a new cough, increased temperature, or a new loss of sense of smell or taste.
  2. Do not attend if you or anyone in your household has been advised by the ‘trace and track’ team to self-isolate.
  3. Wear a mask on entry to the practice or you can purchase one from us.
  4. Use the hand sanitiser provided immediately on entry to the practice.
  5. Attend on your own unless previously agreed.
  6. Do not attend more than five minutes before your appointment time.
  1. As far as possible avoid needing to use the toilet facilities at the practice in order to restrict the area used. If toilet facilities are required disinfectant spray will be provided for you to use after use and the area will be also be cleaned by the practice after every use.

PLEASE THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE ATTENDING THE CLINIC. YOU ARE AT GREATER RISK OF CONTRACTING THE VIRUS WHEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE. ASK YOURSELF: CAN THIS BE DONE VIA VIDEO-LINK OR OVER THE TELEPHONE? 

Remember, you will be protecting any vulnerable person who may be seeking treatment, as well as yourselves and us.

Below are details on the risks of close contact and routes of transmission. 

 COVID-19: THE RISKS

The virus that causes covid-19 spreads from person to person. Routes of infection are:

  1. Respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can then either land in the mouth, nose or eye membrane of another person. This rate of infection is increased when people are within two metres of one another.
  2. Airborne droplets inhaled. These are produced when a person coughs or sneezes and then linger in the air for another person to inhale. This rate of infection increases when indoors, especially if windows and doors are closed.
  3. Contact of an infected surface which is then transferred when a person touches their nose, mouth or eyes with their hands. This rate of infection is increased with poor hand hygiene.

SYMPTOMS AND INCUBATION PERIOD

Symptoms vary from mild to severe. If you have the virus you may feel unwell, have a temperature, a persistent cough and may have recently lost your sense of taste and smell. The incubation period is 1 to 14 days (average 5 days). Most patients are not infectious until the onset of symptoms but some are believed to be infectious up to 48 hours of developing symptoms. Recovery can take 2-6 weeks.

VIRUS SURVIVAL

The virus can survive on inanimate objects for up to five days at temperatures 22 to 25 degrees Celsius with relative humidity of 40-50% which is typical of air conditioned indoor environments. Survival on environmental surfaces is dependent on surface type; plastic 72 hours, stainless steel 48 hours.

VULNERABLE GROUPS

Anyone at any age can contract the virus and die. Even if you do not have any other illness, you may not survive the virus. However, people in vulnerable groups and those that have been asked to ‘shield’ are at an increased risk of contracting the virus, and will have a lower chance of survival.

If you are not sure whether you are in a vulnerable group you should check with your GP before attending the clinic.

PLEASE THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE ATTENDING THE CLINIC. YOU ARE AT GREATER RISK OF CONTRACTING THE VIRUS WHEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE. ASK YOURSELF: CAN THIS BE DONE VIA VIDEO-LINK OR OVER THE TELEPHONE?

To arrange an appointment please e-mail info@sarahholmeshealth.com or phone 0117 907 7722 or 07710751644

 

Welcome to Sarah Holmes Health

Treating the whole person, because the whole is more than the sum of the parts.

Sarah Holmes Health, based in Henleaze, North Bristol, is here to enable people to resolve a range of conditions, from sports injuries and back pain to anxiety, addictions, phobias and weight loss. Sarah is a chartered physiotherapist and accredited practitioner in NLP, coaching and hypnotherapy, with three decades of experience in enabling people to live the lives they want to lead.

If you need help with a musculo-skeletal condition, suffer from anxiety or phobias, or have goals you feel you would like some help to achieve, Sarah would be delighted to hear from you. Contact her today, and take the first step back to full health! Click here to find out more about her, and here for more on how she can help you.


Sarah has full public liability insurance as well as professional indemnity. She undertakes regular continuous professional development in order to maintain her high standards of practice.

Book Now!

To book an appointment call 0117 907 7722, email info@sarahholmeshealth.com or fill out the form below and Sarah will get back to you as soon as possible.

“I am currently undergoing treatment for a shoulder problem. I have always found Sarah to be highly informative, professional and, importantly, a compassionate therapist.  I have found my sessions to be directly beneficial, and would wholeheartedly recommend her.”
Fiona, Bristol

For more information on how Sarah can help click the link Physiotherapists Bristol.

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