New Practice Guidelines
As of May 11th, the practice doors will open again. To ensure I am working within the guidelines as set out by the Ministry of Health RIVM and my professional organisation NVA, I have put the following new measures in place:
* the appointment times has been spread out so clients do not encounter each other in the waiting area
* Before the appointment you will receive a questionnaire to facilitate triage
*In the waiting area as well as in the treatment room, we will respect the 1,5 metre distance. Only exception will be the brief time during the actual treatment. We will avoid verbal communication when in close contact.
*Leave unnecessary items home. Please bring with you only a small handbag for your personal items.
*Please bring with you two large clean towels.
*Come on time for your appointment. Not too early to avoid crowding in the waiting area.
*Hand washing is a must. Alcohol gel will be supplied for you to disinfect your hands as you come in
*No hand shaking
*Try to minimize contact with surfaces at the practice most importantly door handle to the treatment room.
*Refrain from using the toilet unless absolutely necessary. If you have used the toilet, please let us know so we can clean it.
*Please come alone. Exception for children younger than 16, they can come with an accompanying parent.
*Before every consultation, I will wash my hands and/or disinfect with alcohol gel
*I may or may not wear mask and gloves. This will depend if I feel it is necessary
*Between each consultation, the room will be well ventilated and the massage table including surfaces around the massage table will be disinfected.
*If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please stay at home. You can call to cancel. There will be no charge.
Symptoms to be aware of:
Cold, sneezing, coughing and flu like symptoms
Loss of smell or taste
Mild pyrexia to fever- Any rise in body temperature from 37 to higher than 38
Short of breath
Fatigue ( new symptom for you)
Headache (new symptom for you)
Conjunctivitis/Eyes are red or inflamed
Motion sickness and/or diarrhea
*Please be aware despite taking all these measures; there is still a risk of being exposed to the virus
Corinne is an licensed acupuncturist based in Amsterdam. Her practice is specialized in pregnancy and birth support as well as postpartum recovery.