COVID-19

Before you come to the clinic, have a read of the following information so you are informed about how it operates. I take health and safety very seriously in my practice, am triple vaccinated and have a current vaccine passport displayed in my clinic room.

Whenever the government announces a change in alert levels, you will find the relevant information about our clinic operation here.  I am constantly reviewing and updating this information as more comes to hand.  You will also find a brief status update on the homepage.

You can find out general information about New Zealand's current alert level system here.

Only come to your appointment if you are healthy and well

This means no symptoms such as:

  • cough and/or sore throat

  • sneezing and/or runny nose

  • headache

  • fever - temperature of at least 38°C

  • shortness of breath

  • loss of smell or taste

Nothing else infectious i.e. cold, flu, other viral infection including gastro bugs.

 

If you have any of these, please STAY HOME and let me know ASAP so I can cancel your appointment.  Also, if you are in a high-risk group: chronic medical condition and compromised immunity, chronic health conditions and over 70 yrs, living in an aged care facility, pregnant and in your 3rd trimester, it is also recommended to postpone your massage.

If you have tested positive or are a household contact of some who has tested positive, please cancel your appointment ASAP and reschedule re. once you are out of self-isolation You are not charged for cancelling in these circumstances.

 

Please note: If you turn up when unwell/experiencing any symptoms of being unwell I am not able to treat you. No exceptions.  If I get sick I am unable to work, and this impacts other clients and my business. As my clinic is run from my home, it also puts others in my household at risk if I see sick clients, so I ask that you respect this.  To make this easier for you, I don’t charge for appointments that you have to cancel at short notice when you are sick.  But the sooner you let me know, the easier for me.  Things happen, we get colds and bugs, don’t feel bad about having to cancel.

Traffic Light System (Covid Protection Framework)

From December 3rd 2021 under this framework, my business is classed as a 'close contact service'. You should check here regularly, and when the government makes a new announcement affecting levels, to see what the current situation is.

Red

  • Screening is done via your appointment reminder and when you arrive at your appointment - only come to your appointment if you are well (as noted under the symptoms section at the top of this page)

  • Use the hand sanitiser when you arrive and before you leave

  • I am maintaining the requirement for vaccine passes in the clinic.  If you are a new client or I have not seen you prior to December 20201 please bring your vaccine passport to your appointment for me to sight and verify.  I do not accept exemptions from any organisation other than the Ministry of Health.

  • For those without a vaccine passport, tele-health appointments are available. Please enquire to find out more.

  • I am required to be fully vaccinated and have my vaccine pass displayed.

  • I wear a mask for the full duration of each appointment

  • Clients are required to wear a mask in my clinic

  • Water is not provided in the clinic, please bring a water bottle with you or have in your car for after your appointment. 

  • I use thorough hygiene measures in the clinic, including wearing additional PPE if needed and doing a self-screen in case I need to cancel appointments if I am unwell.

Orange (current level)

  • Screening is done via your appointment reminder and when you arrive at your appointment - only come to your appointment if you are well (as noted under the symptoms section at the top of this page)

  • The waiting room is open

  • Use the hand sanitiser when you arrive and before you leave

  • I am maintaining the requirement for vaccine passes in the clinic.  If you are a new client or I have not seen you prior to December 20201 please bring your vaccine passport to your appointment for me to sight and verify.  I do not accept exemptions from any organisation other than the Ministry of Health.

  • For those without a vaccine pass, tele-health appointments are available. Please enquire to find out more.

  • I wear a mask for the full duration of each appointment

  • Clients are required to wear a mask in my clinic

  • Water is not provided in the clinic, please bring a water bottle with you or have in your car for after your appointment. 

  • I use thorough hygiene measures in the clinic, including wearing additional PPE if needed and doing a self-screen in case I need to cancel appointments if I am unwell.

Green

  • Screening is done via your appointment reminder and when you arrive at your appointment - only come to your appointment if you are well (as noted under the symptoms section at the top of this page)

  • Use the hand sanitiser when you arrive and before you leave

  • The waiting room is open

  • I wear a face mask during the appointment

  • Face masks are encouraged for clients, especially when I am working close to the head/face

  • Water is provided in the clinic

  • I use thorough hygiene measures in the clinic, including wearing additional PPE if needed and doing a self-screen in case I need to cancel appointments if I am unwell.