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Guidelines for private healthcare providers to re-start treating clients

Health and Social Care has produced a framework for businesses that offer private healthcare treatments to enable them to re-start operating.

As we move from one phase to the next of easing the restrictions on movement and business operations, the risk of catching Covid-19 in the community will reduce to a point when providers of close personal care may be safe to operate, with appropriate precautions and hygiene measures, without PPE.

In the meantime, anyone wishing to restart this type of business will need to carry out a risk assessment and apply to The Medical Director for approval.  

It balances the need for businesses to be able to give their clients treatments with the risks of COVID-19 infection from face to face close contact. There is no obligation as some practitioners may be shielding themselves or want to wait until a later phase.

We're being made aware that these activities cannot be risk free - whether receiving treatment or working as a practitioner.>

Full details of the additional activities that will be considered for approval in each phase are on our website. 

Full details of the additional activities that will be considered for approval in each phase, as well as the risk assessment form, can be found here https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/business/lockdownupdate

The risk assessment form is an editable pdf which should be emailed to publichealth@gov.gg .

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