It would be almost impossible to have not heard of the Coronavirus outbreak that is gripping the world right now, or at least the problems in just trying to buy toilet paper! Every day we are hearing about the increasing number of Coronavirus cases across Australia. All of this has heightened our awareness around the basic precautions everyone should be taking to stay healthy and safe as we head into the winter season.
The health and wellbeing of our patients, our team members and all of your loved ones is of the utmost importance to us. For us, preventing the transmission of the Coronavirus is no different than preventing the transmission of any virus. We have always been vigilant about cleanliness and sterilising our instruments.
At Capital Podiatry, we follow the rules that are used in hospitals including the "five moments for hand hygiene". This means the five moments that trigger washing our hands.
The five moments for hand hygiene
- Before touching a patient.
- Before clean procedures.
- After body fluid exposure/risk.
- After touching a patient, and
- After touching patient surrounds.
We are well equipped to deal with this situation.
We'll be doing everything we can to ensure that our practice remains a safe place for all, and therefore we plan to conduct business as usual. We will be increasing our emphasis on existing procedures, as well as taking additional precautions to help everyone stay healthy and safe.
Our practice will be taking the following precautions to keep everyone healthy.
- We will be increasing the frequency that we clean high-touch surfaces within our common areas such as doors, reception surfaces and our desks and patient chairs. We use commercial-grade disinfectant.
- Hand sanitiser will be available for use by our clients and our team.
Please be assured that our hygiene protocol has always been for our team members to wash their hands between each client. All of our tools are sterilised using dental-grade equipment and autoclaves. Our protocols are monitored by ACT Health. Single-use items such as blades are disposed of corectly. This is our commitment to you.
If you're feeling unwell
If you're feeling unwell, please contact our reception team to reschedule your appointment. We want to minimise the risk of infection for our patients and our team. This is particularly relevant if you're experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever, coughing and sneezing. Really, it's something that we in Canberra are used to doing every year as we head towards winter. This will help ensure that we all stay healthy and safe at this time.
Our care for you goes beyond just making you feel your best, it extends to ensuring your health and happiness is always maintained. If you would like to speak with us further about this, please do not hesitate to contact us - on 62933300 or . We look forward to seeing you soon.