With the recent easing of lockdown restrictions in England, there is an expectation that the Scottish Government may follow suit in the next few weeks. In anticipation of this Osteopaths across the country are in the process of preparing to reopen their clinics and are formulating new policies for adapting to practice life within this new environment.
Having listened to the latest government advice, this is going to include the implementation of pre treatment screening of patients by telephone, increased hand washing, clinic disinfection procedures and the spacing out of appointment times to allow for this, the wearing of PPE by clinicians and face masks by patients. This will alter the therapeutic process to some degree but will be now a necessary fact of practice life.
Hopefully I will be able to reopen the clinic very soon and will keep you updated. As soon as the current lockdown restrictions are eased I will look forward to welcoming you back to the clinic.
Stay safe. Stay at home. Save lives.