Opening - at last

We are reopening!

When is C1 opening again?

Well,  I am bloody delighted to announce that we will be open for Chiropractic patients from Monday 14 September 2020.

Our Sports Injury Therapists will be open shortly afterwards and we will confirm this date with you as soon as we can

The centre of Bristol is still quite quiet but beginning to get busier. For now, there is ample parking near the clinic and travel times are slightly shorter – though Baldwin Street has been closed to traffic. George’s coffee shop is also open and so is Pret, Friska, the Friday street food market and the Left Handed Giant Bar (excellent news).

What we are doing at C1.

We are following our governing bodies’ guidelines to make sure we are operating in the safest way for you, the team and the wider community.

The process:

  •  We will send you a “Corona Virus self-declaration form” via email prior to your appointment to check for any new potential symptoms which may have developed since you booked your appointment.
  • Appointments will run at 20 minute intervals to allow extra time for cleaning between patients.
  • We will only be able to see patients who have booked an appointment and you can do this easily online by visiting http://c1healthcentre.co.uk and clicking on ‘book now’.
  • Upon arriving use your elbow to buzz for entry – your Chiropractor will come and open the door for you.
  • With your permission, we will check your temperature using an infrared forehead thermometer and welcome you in if the reading is 37.7 degrees or less.
  • Once inside hand sanitiser will be provided to be used on entry and exit,
  • We will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, a mask, apron and glasses when necessary.
  • The contact areas of our treatment rooms will be cleaned thoroughly after each visit.
  • We will adhere to the social distancing policy in waiting areas and at the main desk.
  • We will only take “contactless” payments
  • We have temporarily minimised our reception space as we are only seeing one patient at a time.

If you pass our savage screening process you will have made it inside!

What we need from you.

If we have safe operating procedures as a clinic, and all of our patients are safe and sensible in their choices, then we minimise as much risk as we can, going both ways. It will make our job much easier and more comfortable if you can please adhere to the following:Poor sitting at work can kill you

  • Before you visit please complete our “Corona Virus self-declaration form” which will be sent by email.
  • Please don’t arrive early! We need to dedicate extra time to your appointment slot to allow for extra cleaning after the previous appointment, and for re-applying our PPE.
  • Please wear a face mask. The Government has advised that: “If you can, you should also wear a face covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing isn’t possible and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet”.
  • Thoroughly sanitise your hands on entry and exit from the clinic
  • Avoid touching things unnecessarily when you are in the clinic
  • If possible, don’t bring unnecessary people with you into the clinic.
  • Please don’t bring in additional bags and coats into the clinic unless absolutely necessary
  • Please refrain from using our toilet facilities, if at all possible.

There are plenty of other safety requirements we have considered, and many more that we do on a routine basis anyway. However, if you have any queries please get in touch and ask us. We will be happy to talk you through anything.

Most importantly, when not to come in!

  • We cannot treat patients who have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days prior to treatment. To remind you, the main symptoms are:
    • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
    • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
    • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • We cannot treat anyone who has had contact with anyone experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • We cannot treat anyone who has travelled to a country that is not on the travel corridor exemption list within the last 14 days.
  • We are not able to treat patients who have compromised immune systems at this time.

If you have any of the above symptoms or have been in close contact with anyone with symptoms please do not come into clinic. Let us know and we can re-arrange your appointment.

We really look forward to welcoming you back at C1.

Rupert and the team at C1.

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