Covid-19 Measures at Nurtured Minds

In keeping with government guidelines and restrictions, the following measures and practices are in currently in place at Nurtured Minds for patient and therapist safety:

 

(Last Updated July 19th 2021)

  • Although not mandatory, patients are encouraged to consider wearing a face mask/shield when at the practice whilst Covid-19 cases remain high. When attending appointments with a parent/guardian/chaperone, all persons are required to wear a face mask/shield due to the increased number of persons within the treatment room.

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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.

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

  • The treatment room will be 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.

  • 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.

  • During Tier 4 restrictions or a National Lockdown treatment can only be offered to patients who are experiencing symptoms/issues that have a significant negative impact on their physical or mental health (Section 17(o), Schedule 3A of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 and Section 47, part 3 of the Schedule to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020). Treatment cannot be provided for cases such as Nail Biting or Sports Hypnosis for example. If you are unsure if you can receive treatment during Tier 4 restrictions or a National Lockdown for your symptoms/issue, please contact the therapist for further advice.

  • Treatment can not be offered to any persons who have been in contact with a Covid-19 case within the last 10 days. Please be responsible and self-isolate for 10 days and test regularly if you have been in contact with a Covid-19 case. The therapist will reschedule any planned appointments free of charge during this time.

  • Any persons who suspect that they may have Covid-19 symptoms must reschedule their appointments free of charge and self-isolate for 14 days, or until a test has indicated 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.