It is apparent that many of us are going to contract a mild form of the coronavirus and that the major health impact will be on the elderly and those with underlying chronic health conditions.
In accordance with recent news it would seem that we are in a delay process to slow down the spread of the virus so that the NHS is not completely overwhelmed by those with a severe response needing medical care.
We want to support this delay whilst not joining in the media cultivated hype and adding to the fear and panic that this is generating.
At present we are carrying on as usual whilst monitoring developments - following the latest government guidance and NHS guidance for the most up to date information.
We are taking a considered approach based on the facts as they emerge. At present this would appear to be common-sense precautions such as increased personal hygiene (especially hand washing) and for people who have travelled from affected regions to contact the NHS 111 to self-isolate if advised to do so by a medical professional and for anyone with a persistent cough and high fever to self-isolate and contact NHS 111.
People who have been in close contact with someone confirmed positive for coronavirus case should self-isolate and call NHS 111. Please also let your therapist know particularly if you have seen them recently.
Those people who are at higher risk (older people and those with underlying chronic health conditions) may wish to make other arrangements such as having phone or online sessions.
Should a therapist, at the practice, have to self-isolate they will make arrangements either directly or through Silk House Therapy Practice to inform their clients in order to ensure that the necessary steps as mentioned above can be taken.