Border Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT | 17 MARCH 2020
We realise this is a worrying time for many.
Following the government’s announcement that Scotland and the UK are moving into the ‘delay’ stage, and based on the World Health Organisation’s recommendation that the ‘secret’ to containing and delaying the impact of coronavirus is a commitment from everyone in our community, we are keen to do whatever we can to stop the spread of the coronavirus within the Border Physiotherapy Clinic and to minimise the pressure on our health and social care services so they are able to focus their support on the most vulnerable.
It is business as usual but we are therefore sharing this information with everyone attending our clinic until further notice.
What we will do
We provide access to hot water, antibacterial soap, and antibacterial wipes; paper towels; paper tissues and sealed bins. Our treatment couches will be wiped down with an anti-bacterial surface cleaner using paper towels before and after every client. Should we experience any of the identified coronavirus symptoms, we will self-isolate for a period of at least 7-14 days. We will inform all of those attending the clinic.
What you can do
As a member of our community, we welcome your support with all of the above. In particular, we would ask that you wash your hands carefully and regularly while you are attending the clinic and our classes. We also ask that you bring your own mat to classes. Importantly, we would ask that if you develop any of the coronavirus symptoms mentioned below, that you do not attend your appointment or class. In this case, please contact us to let us know. Please note that we cannot guarantee that our clinic space is safe from the virus and that everyone attending our clinic is virus-free. It is therefore entirely your decision whether you attend or not, and we would ask that you follow official advice (see links below). However please contact us if you’d like to talk it over.
Our current guidelines
These guidelines apply to everyone attending the clinic.
• Please do not attend a class or appointment if you exhibit the key symptoms of a high temperature and a new, persistent or continuous cough; or if you have visited any of the countries or regions identified on the Government’s information site https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-travellers/ in the last two weeks.
• Please wash your hands thoroughly before attending your class or appointment.
• Please cover your mouth or nose with a tissue (or your sleeve) if you sneeze or cough, throw the tissue into the bin immediately and wash your hands.
• Please respect people’s space and avoid touching wherever possible: we are a welcoming and friendly space but please don’t be offended if, for the coming weeks, we do not welcome you with a handshake.
• Please do not take any risks if you are in any of the vulnerable categories.
• Please understand that we cannot make decisions for you about whether a class is safe for you to attend or not: this must be your decision since we cannot guarantee our space is safe, or free, from the virus, but we are happy to do our best to answer any questions you may have.
• Please make sure you are aware of the latest official advice (see links below).
• Please let us know if you start to feel unwell while you’re here: we will follow the current government and medical advice on what to do.
• Please take good care of yourself and your loved ones.
These guidelines will remain in place until further notice. We will keep up-to-date with any changes to advice from the key official sources, including the Scottish and UK governments, and World Health Organisation.
> NHS Coronavirus service: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
> WHO Coronavirus Q&A:
> NHS Inform Scotland Coronavirus: