Covid Protocols

Osteopaths are highly regulated and must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) who provide up-to-date covid safety guidelines. These are in line with NHS guidelines on infection prevention and control.

I do everything I can to maintain patient safety by carrying out thorough cleaning between each patient and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). This may consist of disposable face masks, and gloves or aprons and is based on current guideline requirements. Where possible I purchase biodegradable PPE for environmental purposes. I employ rigorous hand hygiene, monitor my own health and abide by government guidelines.

I will do everything I can to minimise the risk of transmitting the virus. However, I cannot eliminate all risk. Osteopathy is a hands-on treatment that involves close contact. In attending your appointment, you should be aware there is a risk of transmitting covid-19.

It is no longer a legal requirement to wear masks in a healthcare setting. In some cases, I may still ask you to wear a mask at your appointment, if you are able to, as many some patients I see are vulnerable to covid-19. I wish to make all my patients feel as safe as possible when visiting me at my clinic.

Masks may be used to reduce Covid-19 spread.
PPE may be worn if people are at high risk of covid-19.

During an appointment

At your appointment, I may ask you to:

Wear a mask

Bring only essential items into the clinic

Try not to touch your face

Come alone unless you have mobility issues or are under 16

Arrive at the designated time and wait in the car if you arrive early

Pay by card or bank transfer please

Tell me if you have any cold or flu symptoms, new continuous cough, fever, loss of change to your sense of smell or taste

High risk people

People at high risk of covid-19 include people with:

Down’s syndrome

Certain types of cancer or who have received treatment for certain types of cancer

Sickle cell disease

Certain conditions affecting the blood

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 4 or 5

Severe liver disease

Certain autoimmune or inflammatory conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease)

HIV or AIDS and have a weakened immune system

A condition affecting the immune system

A rare condition affecting the brain or nerves (multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Huntington’s disease or myasthenia gravis)

A blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)

A weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)

An organ or bone marrow transplant

A condition that means they have a very high risk of getting infections

More information on up-to-date coronavirus guidance and advice for osteopaths and other healthcare professionals can be found at the following sites:

Last updated: 20/06/22

For booking, general enquiries or advice on whether osteopathy is the right treatment for you, please contact me on

01992 236 076 or at

General enquiries and advice

For booking, general enquiries or advice on whether osteopathy is the right treatment for you, please contact me on

01992 236 076

or at