COVID-19

Sussex Total Foot Care is open for all clinic and home visit appointments, strictly following the recommended COVID-19 guidelines

Last updated: 2nd August 2022

There are currently no legal requirements for masks to be worn as currently set by government guidance. The Medical Centre has currently relaxed rules on mask wearing. This may change based on the advice received on Public Health England’s policies. We are closely monitoring the developments with COVID-19 procedures. The podiatrists on duty will continue to wear masks in clinic.

Please do not attend your appointment if you have tested positive for COVID-19. Please isolate and wait to be symptom free and test negative before attending for another appointment.

Please consider not attending your appointment if you are feeling unwell or showing some of the symptoms of COVID-19. This includes temperature (fever) or shivering, coughing, loss in sense of taste or smell and shortness of breath.

In our clinical setting, we continue to thoroughly wipe down couches, chairs and handles in between appointments whilst still wearing masks. Our staff will not be working if unwell with COVID-19 symptoms and of course, if they have tested positive for COVID-19.

When to consider wearing a face covering or a face covering:

Wearing a face covering or face mask can reduce the number of particles containing viruses that are released from the mouth and nose of someone who is infected with COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Face coverings can also protect the person wearing the face covering from becoming infected by some viruses.

When to wear a face covering:

  • When you have come into close contact with someone at higher risk of becoming seriously unwell from COVID-19 or other respiratory infections.
  • When COVID-19 rates are high and you tend to be in close contact with other people, such as in crowded and enclosed spaces.
  • When there are a lot of respiratory viruses circulating, such as in winter, and you will be in close contact with other people in crowded and enclosed spaces.