COVID-19

OVERVIEW OF PRACTITIONERS CURRENTLY WORKING:

- as of 14th April 2021 -

With this week's easing of lockdown restrictions all our 1:2:1 therapists are permitted to return to face-to-face work at the Sunflower Centre while following the Covid-Secure measures that have been put in place over recent months.

To support those still shielding, some therapies such as psychotherapy and counselling remain available online as well.

Each therapist is closely following government guidelines, as well as the often more stringent requirements of governing bodies and insurers.

In the following, you will find:

  • which therapies are currently available at the Centre
  • how to book an appointment
  • what to expect from a visit to the Sunflower Centre
  • an overview of our Infection control measures

 

Osteopathy 

continues to be available as face-to-face therapy:

Joanna Mitchell               jo@thesunflowercentre.co.uk              
Soran David                     soran.david@talk21.com                    
Aidan Spencer                 aspencer.osteopath@gmail.com        
James Britton                   britton.osteopath@hotmail.co.uk          
Colette Tirimo                  colette.osteopath@gmail.com   
  

Counselling/Psychotherapy:

continues to be available online as well as face-to-face therapy:

Jo Lane                            manager@thesunflowercentre.co.uk          
Chris Jude                       christinejude@btinternet.com             
Hannah O'Brien               drhannahobrien@gmail.com                
Jo Law                             iamjoannalaw@gmail.com                    
Natalie Hylton                  nhtherapy@mail.com   
Oliver O'Donohoe            oliver@fromthegrounduptherapy.com  
Hannah Windows            hannah@hannahwindowscounselling.co.uk                      
 

How to book an appointment:

While reception remains closed and while an individual pre-screening of each client is in place, you need to contact your therapist directly on the emails provided above

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Pilates Equipment Studio

While social distancing restrictions remain in place, the Pilates Studio is permitted to re-open only for 1:2:1 sessions or classes of 2 people maximum from the same household.

Ann Ballard           annballard@hotmail.com or on 07515 740 107

Christine Rutter     rutterc18@gmail.com or on 07957 628 724.

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Yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong and Tai Chi Classes

Many Classes continue to run online:
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Price List

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What to Expect when visiting the Sunflower Centre

Once you have arranged an appointment we ask that you:

  • arrive on time for your appointment, as reception is closed and the practitioner will meet you in person at the door
  • wear a face mask in the communal areas of the Centre and practise social distancing. We have staggered appointment times where possible to make this easy.
  • make use of the hand gel in reception when entering the building as well as hand gel outside the toilets prior to using them. Thorough handwashing remains the most effective way to reduce infection.
  • arrive ready for the therapy, i.e. avoid the need to get changed in the Centre
  • arrive alone where possible, i.e. reduce the number of people in the Centre
  • regarding babies/children:
  • you may wish to bring your own toys/books along. 
  • Only one parent to attend, where possible
  • please avoid changing nappies on-site if possible

When not to attend

If you develop a fever, a new cough, shortness of breath or loss/change to taste or smell prior to your appointment, you must not attend. You must also not attend if you have been advised to quarantine for any other reason. If you already have an appointment, please contacts your therapist as soon as possible if you need to cancel it.

Current advice is to stay at home for 10 days if you have a high fever, a new continuous cough, shortness of breath or loss/change to taste or smell.  Equally, if someone you live with has symptoms you need to stay at home for 10 days from the day the first person in the home started showing symptoms. If you develop symptoms, please don’t go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. A useful link for deciding what to do or if you are worried is:  https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19  Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

There will be no late cancellation fee for anyone not attending for COVID-19 related reasons, but we ask that you let us know and are grateful for as much notice as possible. If you do not attend an appointment without giving notice, we reserve the right to charge the full fee.

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The Sunflower Centre Covid-19 Risk Assessment - key points (more details available on request)

A comprehensive Covid-19 infection prevention and control Risk Assessment was undertaken on 20th May 2020 and is continuously being updated on the basis of the most recent advice as well as advice from the relevant governing body of each therapist:

  • a partial one-way system is in place in that one door is for entering, another door is assigned for exiting the building
  • hand sanitiser is available both on entry to the building and outside both washrooms
  • we have eliminated fabric and replaced with vinyl/plastic where necessary for ease of cleaning
  • disinfection of work surfaces, treatment beds, chairs etc in between treatments
  • appropriate ventilation and time buffers between client sessions 
  • handwashing before and after each client
  • disposable aprons or changing of clothes in between clients
  • the wearing of face masks where social distancing guidelines not possible
  • heightened cleaning procedures are in place
  • relevant PPE is in use
  • room size has been taken into consideration and larger rooms are being used where necessary
  • payments by bank transfer only
  • practitioners who feel unwell will not be working at the Centre
  • we have plans in place for if anyone using the building - practitioner or patient - is contacted by the Track & Trace app