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.