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COVID - 19 update 1st July

  • Due to observing social distancing rules we have restrictions on who we can treat face to face.
  • A list of the restrictions are listed below.                                                                                                                                       
  • If the restrictions don't apply to you, do contact us for the next step to making an appointment.                                                                                                                                                                                    
Due to Covid-19 we are sorry to suspend treating Babies because of infection risk and having to use PPE (gloves in particular)

The first consideration is your exposure to Covid-19

 Have you or anyone living in your house, in the last 14 days had contact with anyone with the
 Corona Virus or got the following  symptoms?

• Have a temperature – 37.8 this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to use
   a thermometer)      

• New, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour,
    or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be  worse  than usual)

• Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you  cannot smell or taste
  anything, or

• Things smell or taste different to normal

Please let us know if you have recently travelled from abroad.

People at high risk from coronavirus include people who: (Extremely vulnerable)
Please consider if anyone you live with has these conditions.

• Have you had an organ transplant?

• Are you having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy?

• Are you having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical radiotherapy) for lung cancer)?

• Are you having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system
   (such protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors)?

• Do you have blood or bone marrow cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)?
• Have you had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past 6 months, or are still taking
   immunosuppressant medicine?

• Have you been told by a doctor you have a severe lung condition (such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma
   or severe COPD)?

• Do you have a condition that means they have a very high risk of getting infections  (such as SCID or
  sickle cell)?

• Are you taking medicine that makes you much more likely to get infections (such as  high doses of
   steroids or immunosuppressant)?

• Do you have a serious heart condition and are pregnant?

People at moderate risk clinically vulnerable from coronavirus include people who:

• 70 or older?

• Do you have a lung condition that's not severe (such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis?)

• Do you have heart disease (such as heart failure)?   Have a pacemaker or ICD fitted.

• Do you have diabetes?

• Do you have chronic kidney disease

• Do you have liver disease (such as hepatitis)?

• Do you have a condition affecting the brain or nerves (such as Parkinson's disease,
   motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy)?

• Do you have a condition that means they have a high risk of getting infections?

• Are you taking medicine that can affect the immune system (such as low doses of steroids)?

• Are very obese (a BMI of 40 or above)?

• Are you Pregnant - see  advice about pregnancy and coronavirus

These lists are from the NHS website.

If you are on this moderate risk list, please state on the email so we can consider further.

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