COVID-19 Update 23/3/2020
Dear Valued Patient,
We wanted to take the time to update our patients in regards to the current COVID-19 pandemic and we like to encourage you all not to give in to panic and fear but to real science and high-level evidence.
Until we are advised further by the Commonwealth and State Departments of Health we will continue to provide our services and appointments will go ahead as usual.
However, if you have a fever, shortness of breath, cold or flu-like symptoms or have been overseas in the past 14 days.
Please give us a call and reschedule your appointment to a later date.
You can be assured we are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Along with our usual cleanliness, some of these changes include:
Using disposable face covers on the table instead of towels
Disinfecting surfaces and table between every patient
Installing hand sanitizer in the waiting room
Regular disinfecting of the reception and waiting area surfaces.
We also ask that you arrive AT the time your appointment is scheduled to avoid spending extra time in the waiting room.
This a stressful time for a lot of people and the best action we can take is to follow the current guidelines, look after your own wellbeing and be conscious of how you can help others.
The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by practicing good hand hygiene and sneeze/cough etiquette. This includes:
frequently washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or using an alcohol-based hand gel
refraining from touching your face
if coughing or sneezing, covering your nose and mouth with paper tissue or flexed elbow – dispose of the tissue immediately after use and perform hand hygiene
Where possible practicing social distancing.
Some people may be at higher risk of infection, such as people who have other illnesses that suppress the immune system or make them more vulnerable to respiratory disease. This includes people with lung disease or diabetes, those who have suppressed immune systems, and the elderly.
It is also super important to support your own immune system and stay as healthy as you can. You can do this by
Manage your stress - remember that stress has a negative impact on our immune system. Do your best to manage the stress in your life, including the fears that Coronavirus may present for you or your family.
Maintain a healthy diet - one of the best defenses against illness is our diet. Eat plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and legumes that are rich in immune-building vitamins and minerals.
Exercise and fresh air are also important for general health and wellbeing.
Get plenty of sleep. Rest is vital for the body to repair and stay strong.
Stay well hydrated.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions and we will keep you updated with any changes.
Waterford Chiropractic and Wellness Team