COVID-19 &

Infection Control

At 'D-Restricted: Specialist Infant Feeding Support' I take your safety and infection control measures very seriously. 

At your appointment, you will be asked to sign to say that you are aware of, understand and agree to 3 of D-Restricted's policies/protocols.

1) 'Privacy Notice' found HERE

2) 'Terms and Conditions' found HERE

3) 'Infection Control protocol' found HERE

During the appointment, only the mother may attend with her infant-again to help prevent any cross-contamination and increased footfall risks.   I intend to follow government and Public Health England (PHE) at all times.  Older sibling attendance is not permitted.  The appointment time is reduced to 30 minutes as all of the paperwork side of the consultation is already prepared during your zoom/telephone consultation and 'Health Questionnaire'. Attendees are expected to wear a facial mask/covering which can be provided and to also adhere to social distancing measures. Guidance is continuously being renewed and revised at a national level and D-Restricted must also abide to these measures. I do have a 'Risk assessment' which is available on request.

Any concerns or queries regarding this please contact me directly:

07910608170       diana@tongue-tie.info.

Thank you for your understanding.

Upon booking your appointment, You will be asked the following questions:

1)Have you been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with, or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 virus?

2)Do you or anyone in your household or bubble, have a new or continuous cough?

3)Do you or anyone in your household or bubble suffer with shortness of breath, a difficulty in breathing, or any respiratory condition?

4)Do you or anyone in your household or bubble have any unusual symptoms of fatigue or malaise?

5)Do you or anyone in your household or bubble have a temperature above 37.8*c?

6)Are you or anyone in your household or bubble suffering symptoms of nausea, diarrhea or vomiting?

7)Have you received a letter from the NHS or government asking you to self-isolate or 'shield'?

8) Do you reside in an area with additional letdown measures?

9) Have you or anyone in your household or bubble recently lost their sense of taste or smell?

10) Have you or anyone in your household or bubble traveled to an area requiring quarantine measures on your return, within the last 28 days?

Infection Control Disclaimer

You will be asked if you agree to the following document during your appointment:

At the moment, neither D.Warren nor her household members are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 infection.

Hygiene:

D.Warren is washing her hands between every patient, and at least once per hour otherwise. Hand sanitiser is available for everyone's use, and patient use is a requirement of treatment. All sections of the procedure table, and all seating and door handles is cleaned between every patient.

All hard surfaces are sprayed with disinfectant/medical grade sanitising wipes between every patient.  All commonly handled items such as door handles, card machine, computer keyboard, and ios is disinfected between every patient also.

Distancing:

Patient and practitioner chairs have been placed at least 1 metre apart from each-other. Patients are booked in at least 30 minutes apart to avoid cross-contamination from residual air particles allowing air droplets to fall, and allow extra time for additional cleaning measures.

High Risk:

Those displaying symptoms such as a cough, a temperature above 37.8*c or respiratory difficulty are requested not to attend and to self-isolate as per government instructions.

COVID-19:

The virus appears to be spreading easily, and is thought to spread mainly fro person-to-person through people who are in close contact with one another, or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  Whilst it is currently thought that people are most contagious when they are most symptomatic, it is possible some spread might be possible before people show symptoms.

Ultimately, D.Warren is doing all that she reasonably can to minimise risk whilst remaining open. However, D.Warren can not totally eliminate all risk, especially as COVID-19 can be spread by those showing no symptoms.

I understand that there is a risk of transmission of COVID-19 as a result of attending the clinic, I agree that D.Warren cannot accept responsibility for the transmission of COVID-19 should I become infected.

I have had chance to ask all the questions that I wish to at this time.  I will also inform D.Warren should any of my household or bubble become symptomatic too to allow D.Warren to take necessary precautions preventing transmission to future patients. Also, should D.Warren be contacted for 'Track and Tracing' information, I am happy for my details to be forwarded.

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© DIANA WARREN IBCLC, RGN

Diana Warren;

Registered Nurse (RGN), IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Neonatal Specialist Nurse (QIS), Breastfeeding Counsellor (ABM), LEAARC Lactation Specialist, Independent Tongue-Tie Practitioner, Baby Massage & Baby/Toddler Yoga Instructor

Regulated by Care Quality Commission (CQC) with Enhanced DBS certification

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