Winter 2019-a novel (new) Coronavirus which causes severe respiratory problems in conjunction with pneumonia was identified in China. This new strain is called severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-Cov-2) and causes Covid- 19.
As we are now aware SARS- Cov-2 is spreading globally between people, presently there is no vaccine and no immunity in humans. Most people infected will only experience mild to moderate symptoms, the elderly (over 70 years) and those with co- morbidity are the most vulnerable and more likely to need hospital/intensive care.
We believe the Coronavirus spreads mainly from person to person by droplet infection, from an infected person, when people are in close proximity to each other. An infected person, even one with no symptoms, emits viral particles when they talk or breath. These particles can float/drift in the air for up to three hours. Infection can also occur from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects and that person then touching their mouth, nose, eyes.
We have no indication from the government at this time when aesthetic treatments will recommence. Despite this we have been inundated with requests to be put on a priority list for when this date is available.
For your safety, when treatments recommence, we plan to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), this will include face masks and disposable aprons as well the usual disposable gloves.
We will also conduct a health questionnaire when you book your appointment and again on the morning of your appointment. Should you have any symptoms of Coronavirus your appointment will cancelled and rescheduled at a later date .
In a clinic setting there will longer be gaps between appointments to ensure minimal people are in the clinic at any one time and to support social distancing. In addition to our usual high standards of cleanliness we will be wiping the couch and surfaces between clients. We will also incorporate any further recommendations as they are shared with ourselves.