Covid Protocols


Things are different from your last visit.  Protocols have been put in place to minimize the risk of Covid-19 transmission in accordance with the College of Registered Massage Therapists and the Massage Therapist association of BC.

  • It is believed that Covid-19 spreads when infected droplets reach the eyes, nose or mouth

  • The virus is not known to be transmitted through airborne transmission (By much smaller evaporated particles containing the mico-organism floating in the air for long periods of time).

  • Coronavirus does not transmit through the skin.

  • The virus can be spread by touch if a person has used their hands to cover their mouth or nose when they cough.  Be aware that COVID-19 may be spread by those not showing symptoms.

(BC Center for Disease Control)

PRE-SCREENING 7 VERIFICATION 24 HOURS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED.

24 HOURS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT TIME COMPLETE THE ONLINE COVID-19 SYMPTOM SELF ASSESSMENT CLICK ON "SELF-ASESSMENT"


SELF-ASSESSMENT OR ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.


COVID-19 QUESTIONS

  1. DO YOU HAVE A FEVER, A NEW COUGH, A WORSENING CHRONIC COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING?

  2. HAVE YOU HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH ANYONE WITH ACUTE RESPIRATORY ILLNESS OR HAVE YOU TRAVELLED OUTSIDE OF CANADA IN THE PAST 14 DAYS?

  3. HAVE YOU TRAVELLED OUTSIDE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA IN THE PAST 14 DAYS?

  4. DO YOU HAVE A CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19 OR HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH A CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19?

  5. DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:

  • Sore throat, runny nose/sneezing, nasal congestion

  • Hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, decrease or loss of sense of smell

  • Chills,headaches, unexplained fatigue/malaise

  • Diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting

  • Muscle fatigue, muscle aches, loss of appetite

IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY, APPOINTMENT MUST BE CANCELLED.  Cancellation fees are waived.  Please advise as soon as possible.  Call 811 for further direction.


ARRIVAL FOR APPOINTMENT

Arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time.  COME ALONE.  PLEASE DO NOT COME EARLY.   

Linda will meet  you at the front door of the building.  Linda will be busy cleaning after each client.  If you come later than your scheduled time, the appointment will still end on time.  She has put upgraded cleaning and sanitization protocols in place.  She will bring you to the treatment room directly, without having to go through the reception area by using the back door of her room.  She will also go through the SYMPTOM CHECKLIST again.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  1. Arrive with MASK on.  This is required as social distancing is not possible in this situation.  Linda has only a few masks for emergency only.  She is unable to supply everyone with a mask.

  2. Wash HANDS before and after treatment (hand sanitIzer won't do).  Sink right in treatment room.

  3. Wear SOCKS.

  4. Try and use the washroom at home prior to coming for treatment.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

  1. INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED.  This is the time to ask Linda any questions before signing the form.  On subsequent visits Verbal Consent is required and will be charted on your file.

  2. Any changes from last visit?  Treatment plan.  Your goals.

  3. Point of Sale machine has been updated so tap limit of $110 should go through (check with your bank to get your limit increased).  You can also enter numbers manually on the POS.  Cleaned after each use.

  4. WASH YOUR HANDS UPON LEAVING.  You will be able to open building door using a shoulder bump 

Linda is committed to your care.  She will answer any questions regarding her own self-assessment.  To reduce risk, Linda will wear a mask, scrub top and use nitrile (non-latex) gloves.  She will wear goggles if requested.  Sanitization of all touched surfaces in the room after each treatment is a priority.  A vinyl wipeable cover has been put on the table, heating pad and pillows.  Sheets go on top of the vinyl.  Blankets are only available upon request.  Paper towels and Kleenex are readily available.  Laundry will be done with hot soapy water.


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