Published 15/3/2020. Updated information will be listed.
We know there is a lot of confusion and misinformation about the Covid-19 Pandemic. We want to keep you up to date with what is happening and how we are keeping you safe and healthy when we see you.
Podiatrists and Chiropodists are HCPC registered and regulated professionals. We have high standards to maintain in our cleanliness and
decontamination process. You should always ensure who you see is HCPC registered for the highest quality and standards.
Both the UK and Scottish Governments have advised self-isolation for anyone over 70 years old.
This does not mean remain at home at all times.
Self-isolation means group activities which can be avoided, should be avoided. Currently the Scottish Government suggests anyone over 70 avoids Bingo and similar such events.
Our job as Podiatrists is to maintain your foot health, especially those with complex health complaints such as diabetes or ischaemia. We recommend keeping appointments to prevent ulcerations or issues later. Should the advice change we will follow the updated advice and keep you updated.
We will be strictly closing the clinic at lunchtime daily, 12.30 until 1.30, to ensure we have time to thoroughly clean the clinic.
Our home visits will be available to those at higher risk or unable to attend clinic. As these appointments are limited and in demand,
there may be a delay in when we are able to attend at your home.
Again, we follow the strictest hygiene procedures and criteria but will step up our processes during this time.
If you show symptoms of Covid-19 do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
Isolate yourself for 7 days and do not come into contact with anyone else unless unavoidable. Sleep in a separate beds where possible and do not have visitors.
As of today we will be running a limited clinic for our high risk patients only in accordance with the most up to date government advice. If you are deemed to be of a low risk category and you already have a booking, we will be in contact directly to discuss the initial cancellation of your appointment.
We will remain open and available with a limited service for high risk patients that are in danger of contracting wounds, need regular foot screening, at risk of infection or have active ulceration. If you are worried by your foot health please feel free to get in touch, we are always happy to offer advice.
Please stay safe.
We have based this advice and data on recommendations listed below: