What does Corona Virus (COVID-19) mean for my feet?
Corona Virus (COVID-19) is a new virus that can cause respiratory illness including pneumonia. It’s in the news, it’s all anyone can speak about, but what does Corona Virus mean for my Podiatry foot care? Here at Step Smart Podiatry we have been keeping abreast of all information in regards to Corona Virus and what it means for our patients. In short, Podiatry is considered an essential service, and as such we will remain open. Further the government is actually encouraging Podiatrists to stay open and help as many patients as possible, especially those with diabetes – which is aimed at reducing complications which can hospitalise people, placing pressure on our hospitals.
At Step Smart Podiatry we are doing absolutely everything we can to ensure that our patients can receive the care they need and remain safe. As such we have in place the following
Firstly, if you have had contact with someone with Civid-19, have been overseas in the last 14 days and in quarantine, or are experiencing any flu like symptoms or fever, we ask that you call the clinic to reschedule your appointment and peak with your doctor.
Step Smart Podiatry has incorporated rigorous cleaning techniques to prevent any spread of illness, including:
- Cleaning of the waiting area after each and every patient.
- Removal of all waiting area magazines/books.
- Thorough cleaning of the treatment room after each and every patient.
- Podiatrists are wearing face masks for every appointment, if you have a mask, we encourage you to wear it on your way to the clinic, at the clinic and as you leave.
- Regular cleaning of the payment terminals. We prefer contactless payments, but cash is still accepted.
- Rigorous hand washing and sanitising after each and every patient visit.
- To further reduce spread of the covid-19 virus, when you come to our clinic our door will be open – so you don’t have to worry about touching what you don’t need to.
- Hand sanitiser is available in the waiting room and treatment room for your use. We advise using it as you enter and as you leave.