Covid-19 Measures at Nurtured Minds

Following the UK Government's announcement at the end of May, Nurtured Minds will be reopening to patients with several safety measures in place. These are as follows:

  • All patients are required to wear a face mask whilst at the practice. A mask can be provided for you if you do not own one. The therapist will also wear a face mask or face shield during treatment.

  • Patients must follow social-distancing regulations and maintain a 1-metre distance from the therapist whilst wearing a face mask, or a 2-metre distance when not wearing a mask.

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  • Hand sanitiser will be available at all entrances and exits. Patients will also have the opportunity to wash their hands before and after appointments.

  • Glasses of water will no longer be provided during appointments. Please bring your own bottled drink if desired.

  • Air conditioning is not permitted to be used in the treatment room. Please bear this in mind on warm days and bring a bottled drink if desired.

  • Disposable Couch Roll will be used on furniture used by patients and replaced after each appointment.

  • The treatment room will be cleaned and sanitised between each appointment and additional time will be put aside to ensure that this is completed. This means there may be fewer appointments available at busy times.

  • Only 2 persons are permitted to enter the treatment room at any one time. Partners, friends, and family members are therefore currently unable to attend patient sessions, but are welcome to wait in a communal area within the practice building. As safeguarding protocol requires patients under the age of 16 to attend treatment with a parent/guardian, Nurtured Minds is currently unable to offer appointments to patients of this age category and apologises for this inconvenience.

  • The practice can not accept cash payments at present. Card and BACS payments will be available and the card machine will be sanitised between each use.

  • Patients who are attending their first appointment will be asked to bring their own pen to sign documents. Should you forget to do so a disposable one will be provided.

  • Treatment can not be offered to any persons who are required to shield at present, or who are in a "High Risk" group. This includes people who:

    • Have had an organ transplant

    • Are having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy

    • Are having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical radiotherapy) for lung cancer

    • Are having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system

    • Have blood or bone marrow cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)

    • Have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past six months or are still taking immunosuppressant medicine

    • Have been told by a doctor that they have a severe lung condition such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, or severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    • Have a condition that means they have a very high risk of getting infections such as Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) or sickle cell

    • Are taking medicine that makes them much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of steroids)

    • Have a serious heart condition and are pregnant.

  • Treatment can not be offered to any persons who have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 symptoms within the last 14 days. Please be responsible and self-isolate for 2 weeks if you have been in contact with a Covid-19 case.

  • Any persons who suspect that they may have Covid-19 symptoms must cancel their appointments free of charge and self-isolate for 14 days, or until a test has proven that they do not have the virus.

Any patients who do not adhere to these safety regulations and practices will have their treatment postponed or terminated. Any persons who do not feel they can follow these practices are asked not to make an appointment at this time.

Thank you for you cooperation.

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