Covid-19 Clinical Risk Assessment for Patients
Last updated 8 June 2020
In line with advice from Public Health England, the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy, this risk assessment for Covid-19 is to determine any risks a patient may incur arriving, being assessed, treated, making payment and departing the clinic in addition to any usage of washroom facilities.
Up to 24 hours before appointments, patients will receive either a phone call or SMS text to determine whether they have any of the following symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Any patients exhibiting the above symptoms will be advised to call 111 and to self-isolate for 7 days from the onset of symptoms. If they are living with someone that has developed these symptoms but they themselves haven’t, they will be advised to self-isolate for 14 days from the onset of when the first person in their home started having symptoms.
Patients will also be asked the following questions:
- if they are in the moderate or higher risk category from coronavirus. If you are unsure, please check here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/
- if they are living with anyone in the moderate or higher risk category from coronavirus
- whether they have been to any heavily populated locations such as demonstrations or overcrowded public spaces that may have increased your exposure to coronavirus within the last 7 days
We request patients to confirm they have read and understood this with confirmation of your appointment.
In the unlikely event you develop symptoms of Covid-19 within 2 days of treatment, please update us immediately allowing us to take appropriate action.
Risk Assessment Steps
We have conducted a full HSE risk assessment of all potential points of contacts that may increase exposure for both the practitioner and/or patient to Coronavirus. There will be a minimum of 45 minutes between patients allowing sufficient time for cleaning and disinfection of all areas and surfaces. This risk assessment is subject to change as further guidance is provided by the relative governing bodies. For further details or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.