Re-opening from COVID-19

3 Jun 2020

Kelso Foot Clinic has now re-opened for face-to-face appointments at our surgery in Kelso Health & Wellness. Matthew is also continuing with home visits for those patients who are shielding or not confident to come to clinic.

 
 

Re-opening from COVID-19

Kelso Foot Clinic will open again in our surgery for limited hours starting from 4th June 2020. This follows updated COVID-19 guidance last week from the College of Podiatry (the regulatory body) that all independent podiatrists are now safe to resume treatment of a wider range of foot and nail conditions. Note that for patients who are shielding, or for those who are not confident enough to come to the clinic, Matthew continues to offer home visits.

Re-opening Kelso Foot Clinic

Podiatry is a frontline health service, and is deemed to be essential. That’s why Matthew has been offering a limited service through home visits only for essential and urgent cases throughout lockdown. Just as the NHS is opening up gradually for routine procedures and services, so too is podiatry. That means that Matthew can now see more patients, including those with mild conditions, back in the clinic. Kelso Foot Clinic continues to follow the guidance from the College of Podiatry (the governing body for podiatrists) in making sure Kelso Foot Clinic opens safely including with:

Note that the fee for a standard appointment (20 mins) in the clinic is £30 and longer appointments are available if required.

New arrival procedures

Initially, Kelso Foot Clinic will be open on Thursday mornings, and as usual it’s by appointment only. On arrival, please ring the doorbell at the main door (which is sanitised between each patient) and Matthew will come to greet you. If Matthew is not quite ready for you, you will be asked to take a seat in the waiting area. Note that the waiting area has lots of space so physical distancing is very easy here, but in any case there will be no other patients waiting.

Kelso Foot Clinic is operating without a receptionist for now. There are no other practitioners currently using Kelso Health & Wellness, including the treatment rooms, and we expect this to continue during this “Phase 1” of Scotland’s COVID-19 recovery.

Additional hygiene measures

Kelso Foot Clinic has always maintained the highest standards of hygiene. However, in response to the COVID-19 situation, additional hygiene measures are in place. For example, the clinic is fully cleaned down between patients, and this includes in the waiting area and entrance area of the clinic. Hand sanitiser foam will be available once you are inside the building. You will not need to open any doors yourself when attending your appointment.

Please note Matthew is asking for card payments only, and contactless payments if possible.

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Matthew will be following PPE protocols for podiatry. This includes the wearing of a mask, apron and gloves.  A full face mask will also be used when necessary for the particular treatment you are receiving.  You are also welcome to wear a mask and gloves if you feel most comfortable with this, but it’s not strictly necessary. 

PPE or personal protective equipment for podiatrist following COVID-19 and coronavirus

Continued home visits for those shielding or worried about coming to the clinic

If you are shielding or if you are in any way concerned about coming to Kelso Foot Clinic for treatment, Matthew will continue to offer home visits.  Home visits in Kelso are £32 and for those outside of Kelso, the home visit fee for a standard appointment is £35. 

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