Coronavirus updates and advice

It’s with a heavy heart, and in light of government advice for social distancing, we have made the difficult decision to close our clinics during these uncertain times.

Unfortunately, it is impossible at the moment to say when we will be back open, so for now we will be contacting those with appointments up until the end of April to cancel, and then update you as we know more.

It’s important to clarify that this is not due to any outbreak or symptoms displayed in our clinics or at the gym. Our primary concern is for the safety and welfare of our clients, staff and the population as a whole.

At times like this, it is important that we all work together for everybody’s well-being, but particularly those who are most vulnerable. Stay safe and well, and we will be helping you achieve better health again when we re-open!

For now, you can keep up-to-date with our website and Facebook pages, where we will be looking to add some tips, articles and videos now that we have more spare time. You can also keep up to date with latest advice below.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Please note: if anyone is really struggling with pain, getting medications or shopping – please get in touch. We will try and help in any way we can.

All the best, Chris and the team.

Dear Pure Health patients (both current and potential),

The situation and advice about this outbreak are ever-changing and fast-moving. We advise above all else to try to get your information from official, science-based sources and to avoid hearsay on social media. The media has made this the most discussed public health crisis ever, but this can have the effect of making it difficult to discern fact from fiction.

We advise our patients to follow the Public Health England (PHE) guidance regarding Covid-19. Thus we ask that those who have travelled to the UK from specific locations identified by PHE (including, but not limited to, Hubei province in China and lockdown areas such as Italy, Spain and France) must not visit our clinic for treatment for at least a week following their arrival in the UK even they are symptom-free. Those that do have symptoms such as a persistent cough and a fever should limit all social interactions.

Please also refer to the PHE guidance if you have any questions about when or whether you should be limiting social interactions or self-isolating.(https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus- covid-19-information-for-the-public)

Furthermore, if you have reason to believe that you have been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus, you should call your GP or, if you feel it’s more urgent, NHS 111 and follow the guidance provided.

What you can do to help avoid potential spread of the virus:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
  • only travel on public transport if you need to
  • work from home, if you can
  • avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
  • avoid events with large groups of people
  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services

Please don’t:

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

Advice for people at high risk

If you’re at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, there are extra things you should do to avoid catching it.

These include:

  • not leaving your home – you should not go out to do shopping, visit friends or family, or attend any gatherings
  • avoiding close contact with other people in your home as much as possible

Read the full advice on protecting yourself if you’re at high risk from coronavirus on GOV.UK.

Who is at high risk?

You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:

  • have had an organ transplant
  • are having certain types of cancer treatment
  • have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
  • have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
  • have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
  • are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
  • are pregnant and have a serious heart condition

To read the full advice, guidance and information please follow this link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please be assured that we are keeping up to date with all developments and advice from both the Government and Public Health England and will continue to take the necessary precautions.

If you require further information on Government advice to employers please click on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-covid-19

During these challenging times, we appreciate your support and understanding. Thank you, and stay well and safe.

All the best,
Chris and the Pure Health Team

Featured image attribution: https://www.scientificanimations.com / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)