Penn Farm Physio
Keeping you active
These remain difficult times, but we want to ensure that our clients, old and new, continue to receive the best possible service from our highly qualified and experienced physiotherapists, whilst at the same time protecting both client and therapist from possible infection.
As a health facility we will continue to implement protocols and measures to keep you and our team safe. We will continue to wear face masks and we would appreciate it if you could too.
We are very happy to see you “face to face” following the signing of a Covid screeening document. However, if you prefer, we will still offer “virtual” consultations by means of either a video call or via telephone.
We look forward to being able to assist you with your musculoskeletal issues in the safest way possible to protect you, your household and our staff.
Patients are asked to be punctual and not arrive long before their appointment time and you can wait in our waiting area, whilst keeping an appropriate distance from other patients.
- Patients should bring their own face covering.
- Patients will be required to wash their hands or use the sanitizer supplied, upon arrival.
- Time will be allowed between appointments to enable thorough cleaning and avoid contact between patients.
- Except under special circumstance, patients will not be able to be accompanied in any part of the practice.
- The physiotherapist will be wearing appropriate a face mask.
Face to face appointments Covid-19
Although many of us have received 2 vaccination jabs, COVID-19 remains a highly contagious and potentially lethal virus. However, it has become clear that someone can be contagious before ever having any symptoms, which means that any of us could, at anytime, be contaminating anyone that we come into contact with. It has also become clear that hard surfaces can harbour the virus contained in the air expelled from an infected person when they sneeze or cough onto or near the surface.
Any interaction between two people could pose a risk, as could being in an environment in which an infected person has recently been.
Risks are associated with face-to-face appointments, the risk of becoming infected yourself, or infecting the therapist, and the risk to other members of your or the therapist’s households should be considered.
To minimise these risks Penn Farm Physio has rigorously followed the advice from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Physio First (the private practitioners professional body), the NHS and Public Health England, and has modified the way the practice is run and cleaned, and what the patient and therapist are required to wear in terms of PPE.