Hello all our lovely people, how are you all keeping? I have everything crossed that the answer to that is ‘OK’. We have really missed you and cannot wait until we can catch up.
However, times are still mighty strange and although we are eager to be up and running, we have to be careful and ensure we move forward with everyone’s safety and peace of mind as a primary factor.
Taking all of that into consideration, staff will be in the Centre from Tuesday 30th June, however this is for pre-operational training and checks only. It is for us to make sure that all of the safety procedures and policies are complete and correct. There will be NO open therapy sessions AT ALL this week.
If everything goes according to plan, we are planning to open the Centre from the week beginning 6th of July. We wish things were immediately going to be back to normal but I think you will understand that that is not possible. There have to be strict rules regarding movement around the Centre, and what can and cannot be allowed at this time. I hope you understand and support us in the precautionary steps we have had to take to ensure safety for all. Any rules and regulations will, of course, be regularly reviewed and relaxed if possible.
For the immediate future the Centre will only be open on Tuesdays and Fridays, this will ensure every morning we are open we are virus free. You will only be allowed into the Centre if you have a pre-booked appointment. Please do not worry if your normal appointment day is neither Tuesday or Friday, for the time being all pre-booked appointments are suspended and all appointments will be opened on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Also, as the number of appointments for all therapies are greatly reduced, if you book an appointment it must be paid for IN FULL whether you turn up for the appointment or not.
Please DO NOT attend the Centre if you think you may have, or are showing any signs of, any infection, even if you are sure it is a cold. If any signs are noticed by staff you may be asked to leave the Centre but you will still have to pay for your therapy.
PPE – all appropriate PPE will be worn by the Staff and Therapists, and there will be gloves, aprons and masks available for members if required.
Oxygen times and pressures will be different to the norm, each session will have a two hour time slot to allow for an hour at pressure and for changing all essential items between sessions. The pressure of each session will be decided when we have a better idea regarding demand. There will only be 3 people taking oxygen inside the chamber at any one time with one, possibly 2, on the outside lines depending on whether things can be adapted to allow for the 2 metres distance between all. Can you please let us know, by email, whether you will want to book an oxygen session and, if so, at which pressure. Once we have an idea of how many people wish to use the oxygen we can then work out a timetable for the oxygen sessions which will commence from Tuesday 7th July.
I am very very pleased to say that our Physiotherapists, Jason (osteopathy), Cath (Alternative Therapies & Massage) are available for providing therapies at the Centre. Please could you let us know, again by email, if you are interested in any of these therapies and if you would like to make an appointment. Or, if you would like to be taken off these therapists’ lists for the time being.
If anyone needs to have a companion with them at the Centre there will be a limited number of chairs available (still keeping the 2 metres safety distance), however these are for necessity only and not for socialising purposes.
If the weather is clement we do not have a problem with people sitting within the grounds and having a chat, but unfortunately we will not be supplying garden chairs, re the above. If you would like to bring your own chairs and drink and chat and chill that would be lovely, but we can do nothing to accommodate these meetings.
I am the first to say this is a rubbish time!!!!!! But, it will get better and although this is unnatural to us, it will soon find its own rhythm and be OK.
Take care everyone
from Julia and the Centre team x