Covid-19 Safety Plan

We are adhering to the following safety plans and procedures. They will be monitored and updated as necessary. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us stay healthy and safe!

 

PRE-SCREENING:

The client, the Osteopathic Practitioner and staff, must not:

- Have been abroad in the last 14 days

- Have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste

- Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last month or be waiting for the results of a test

- Have been in contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 for less than 14 days

If quarantine has been required, it must have been completed.

 

One day prior to the client’s appointment, they will be contacted and asked to complete the BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment. Any client experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of sense of smell will be asked to stay home. If they have not been tested for COVID-19, they will be recommended to go for testing; starting by calling 8-1-1. There is no fee penalty for any client needing to cancel their appointment due to COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to someone with COVID-19.

 

The Osteopathic Practitioner and staff will use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool daily and will cancel appointments and go for testing if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19; starting by calling 8-1-1.

 

INFORMED CONSENT:

We will ensure that all clients understand that while we have taken measures to minimize risk of viral transmission, the nature of osteopathic treatment means that physical distancing is not possible in the treatment room. Prior to treatment the client and the practitioner will consider both the risks and potential benefits of treatment and make decisions in the clients best interest.

 

Some clients are at higher risk for more severe COVID-19 effects. This includes but is not limited to: age over 70 years, people who are diabetic, immunosuppressed, undergoing treatment for cancer, suffering from cardiovascular disease and other medical conditions. Assessment and explanation of the heightened risks will be part of the informed consent procedure for high risk clients.