Policy for Patients and Staff during the COVID-19 pandemic
Latest update, 29 March 2022
Most patients are now only required to undertake a lateral flow test (LFT) at home two days before your admission and on the day of your admission prior arriving at the hospital. On this pathway you will not be required to undergo any period of self isolation.
If in the 10 days leading up to your admission or procedure you develop any symptoms of COVID -19 or are a contact of a suspected/confirmed case of COVID -19
you must contact the Kim immediately on 01179804092.
Ordering your lateral flow test
You are able to request free lateral flow testing kits directly from the GOV.UK website using the following link Order (COVID-19) . You will be asked a number of easy questions relating to the test, your circumstances and your lateral flow test kits should arrive within two working days. Full instructions for taking the test and recording the result on the website are included within the pack you are sent. Lateral flow test kits can also be provided free of charge from pharmacies.
Undertaking the lateral flow tests
We ask that you undertake a lateral flow test on the following days:
Two days before your admission or procedure
(taken before 10.30am)
If the result is negative you do not need to take any action. If your result is positive, you must contact the hospital immediately who will rebook your procedure. You will need to obtain a PCR test via the NHS, and follow government guidelines.
*Please record your lateral flow result on the website by following the instructions within the test pack you were sent.
On the day of admission or procedure
If the result is negative, upload the result to the NHS website as on day two and proceed as planned to the Hospital. You may also wish to take a photograph of the completed test, as you will be required on arrival at the hospital to provide evidence of your result (photo or the text or e-mail you will receive from the website following result upload). If your result is positive, you must contact the Kim immediately who will rebook your procedure. You will need to obtain a PCR test via the NHS, and follow government guidelines.
The Team at Avon Aesthetics Ltd are fully committed to putting the health and safety of our patients first. We will therefore continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and adjust the protocols and processes to meet the Government’s changes. This policy will be continuously updated. If you have received this more than once, then please take the time to read through this again as some details may have changed. We are delighted to say that we have started holding face-to-face consultations again. However, as we are sure you will appreciate, we have taken extensive measures to maximise your safety and the safety of all staff within the vicinity.
We are actively working with, and following guidance from, all national healthcare bodies and providers to ensure that you are kept safe.
We are asking anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 not to attend the hospital or clinic and all patients are screened on arrival at each location, as we work together to maintain everyone’s safety.
- To maximise patient and staff safety, we are asking all patients to wear a face mask (this will be provided at the clinic location). This will be removed if necessary, during the appointment for examination or treatment.
- Hand gel will be provided on reception, please use this upon entry prior to proceeding to the clinic room.
- Ideally, we would like patients to proceed straight to the clinic room. However, if this is not possible and you are required to sit in the waiting room please adhere to the social distancing rules. Seats are to be wiped down following contact.
- We would also request that you attend your appointment alone so we minimise the number of people in the building at any one time, appointments will also be staggered to help with this. Please therefore arrive for your appointment on time or contact Kim on 01179804092 if you feel that you are going to be late for further advice.
- Patients are to use hand gel provided upon leaving the clinic or hospital.
- Clinic rooms will be thoroughly cleaned between each appointment and at the end of the day.
For people who are vulnerable, it may be advised to delay your appointment or treatment.
All patients who undergo surgery during this time will be required to sign a specific Covid-19 consent form which details the current risks of undergoing a general anesthetic and its link to covid-19. You will also be advised to follow the latest government guidance as detailed on the GOV.UK website.
Not only are we fully educated with each location’s COVID-19 policy, which will be followed while onsite, but all clinical members of staff are also fully trained on COVID-19 infection control. The appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as disposable gloves, aprons, disposable masks and eye protection, will be worn by Mr Wilson during your consultation and any other staff members within the team while onsite.
When to self-isolate
Visit the NHS website for the latest information on when and how to self-isolate.
Specific Location Policies
- Bath Circle Health Group
- Bristol Spire Hospital
- St Josephs
- Winfield Hospital
- Nuffield Bristol Hospital
Please check the government website for the latest details.
We appreciate it will take some time adapting to these new measures and we thank you for bearing with us during this difficult period.