Posted on 02/05/2020
As the Covid 19 situation continues to evolve in the UK there are encouraging signs that things are improving, but not to such an extent that any significant change in the current ‘Stay at home’ guidelines can be made without risking an increase in infection rates throughout our community.
Therefore, in light of this, we are currently planning on keeping the clinic closed up to and including Friday 29/5/20.
However, these plans are constantly being reviewed, and if circumstances change significantly and we can get back to providing ‘hands on’ care any sooner than that we will post an update on this page and on our Facebook page, and will also start calling those people who we have promised to call. Rest assured, we are thinking of you all, and making our plans to get back as soon as we can.
In the meantime, remember that you can contact us via the number on our clinic answering machine should you need any help or advice, so please feel free to use that service if you wish to.
Lastly, we’d just echo the advice that the only thing thus far which is limiting the spread of the Covid 19 virus is the social distancing that we have all been doing over the last two months. It is really important that we don’t take our eye off the ball with this, as this is how we are going to get through the current challenges we face in the quickest possible way, so please keep doing your bit.
Thank you again for your patience, and remember we’re on the other end of the phone if you need to chat.
Amazing things are being done by so many amazing people to try and preserve life and limit the spread of the Covid 19 virus throughout the U.K. and around the world, but we all still need to be limiting our movements and staying at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
Sadly, this means our practice needs to remain closed for the time being, and have taken steps to cancel all appointments up to Friday 8/5/20.
We are continually keeping the situation under review, and will be back in the clinic as soon as we can be reasonably sure that we can resume providing care in a safe and responsible way, but for the time being we need to persevere with the clinic closure and support the nationwide effort being made to get on top of this virus – after all, the sooner we get on top of it the quicker we can all get back to some semblance of ‘normality’.
In the meantime remember that we are here for advice for anyone needing it – just call the number mentioned on the clinic’s answering service and we’ll get back to you as promptly as possible, or you can also get a message to me via Facebook if you prefer. Also remember that there are a variety of stretches and exercises on our website (hit the ‘Stay Well’ tab and you’ll find them), and consider following us on Facebook as we’re periodically posting bits and pieces of information to help us all stay healthy and smiling.
Lastly, never underestimate the role that good nutrition, healthy movement, sleep and a healthy mindset plays in supporting healthy immune function. By taking good care of yourselves you are doing your bit to help our society overcome the current challenges we are all facing, but you’re also strengthening the foundations of your health in ways that will be positive for your future wellbeing as well. Remember that if you’re finding that all the fear and uncertainty in the media is making it hard to see past the difficulties of ‘now’.
Ok, enough for now. Stay safe, stay sane, stay at home, and consider following us on Facebook to keep abreast of cool stuff we post as and when we come across it.
The health of our patients and staff is our highest priority, so in accordance with UK Government guidance regarding the importance of social distancing our practice has temporarily closed.
We are continually monitoring the situation, and will reopen as soon as possible, but at this stage we anticipate being closed until Monday 20/4/20.
We have cancelled all appointments that were scheduled to take place up to the 20/4, and will get in touch with everyone who has appointments beyond this date if the clinic closure needs to be extended.
In the meantime, anyone needing more specific advice or help is welcome to contact Stephen Henderson directly on the phone number that we have placed on our clinics answering service.
We would also encourage everyone to follow us on our clinic Facebook page, as this will also contain any updates we publish regarding the Covid 19 situation and when we will be re-opening, as well as other information that helps promote good health and wellbeing.
We apologise for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause – this is not a decision we have taken lightly, but we totally support the Governments message regarding the need for all of us to do what we can to try and slow the spread of the Covid 19 virus in order to support the amazing people working for us all within the NHS, and to safeguard the wellbeing of our broader community. We’d ask and encourage you all to do the same.
Rest assured that we will reopen as soon as we safely can, but in the meantime remember to try an eat, move and think in ways that support good health.
Take care, and we will see you soon,
The Team Valley Wellness Centre