Covid-19 update: 23rd Dec 2020

GreenTree Chiropractic is open

In accordance with government and regulatory guidance, chiropractic care is considered a key medical service. We are open in all Tier levels. 

We are following the highest level of safety measures:

  • Please park your car in our driveway and wait until we call you in
  • We disinfect the clinic between patients and allow a 15 minute gap to avoid overlap
  • Please wear a mask to each appointment and bring the minimum of extras (e.g. phone, purse, jackets) inside
  • We will be in full PPE – gloves, gown and mask for every patient
  • We are using a hospital grade air purifier within the treatment room

Additional safety measures:

  • Most patients are in the “low risk” category
  • We are assessing patients of moderate vulnerability on a case by case basis to ensure there is a “medical need” for manual therapy.
  • If you are in the extremely vulnerable category, in person appointments are currently suspended unless we suspect a medical emergency. We will undertake a videoconference appointment to discuss your problem and offer advice.  

You are allowed to travel from a lower tier area (e.g. Tier 2 or 3) to a higher tier area (Tier 4) to attend a medical appointment, including chiropractic care.  We are located in a Tier 4 area and are including a risk assessment for patients in lower tier areas.

As always, we will continue to review the situation as more information becomes clear and will update you all according to any changes.   Best wishes to you and your family in 2021!

If you would like to book an appointment please contact us by email on clinic@greentreechiropractic.co.uk  or call 01494 623003. If I am in the clinic treating someone, I will call you back as soon as possible.

Procedures for face to face appointments

  • When you enter the clinic, we will provide hand sanitizer to cleanse your hands.
  • You will also receive a contactless temperature check to reconfirm that no fever is present
  • You will be seated onto the treatment bench during the initial chat – this will be placed at a 2 meter distance from my desk to allow social distancing
  • Bathroom facilities are available if needed, however, I would like to keep this to a minimum to reduce contact within the clinic
  • Payment can be made via contactless card reader

What if a patient or I develop Covid symptoms after the appointment?

I am making every attempt to ensure anyone visiting the clinic is free of COVID-19. However, due to the possibility of a patient being infectious prior to symptom development, there is still some unavoidable risk.

According to the NHS Track and Trace program https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works, correct patient information procedure would be as follows:

Sharing and processing confidential personal data to limit the spread of Covid-19

The Department of Health and Social Care has issued guidance under Regulation 3(4) of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 to require all health organisations and professionals to process confidential information for the purpose of locating, contacting and monitoring patients with or at risk of contracting Covid-19. 

This means if I am contacted by NHS Track and Trace program, I will be legally obliged to provide your contact details for follow-up if it is deemed you were exposed.