Coronavirus / COVID-19
We are considered essential healthcare and will remain open unless specifically instructed to close.
In order to facilitate this, we ask that patients come to the clinic in comfortable clothing and to please leave scarves and coats (where possible) in the car. This will help to reduce time spent changing in and out of clothing. Temperature checks will also be carried in each clinic.
In order to limit interactions between patients and staff, we're asking for payment prior to attending for appointment. This can be done via bank transfer or please call your local clinic for more information.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to the clinic, ring your local clinic instead and we will advise you further. If you are deemed a close contact to a positive, please inform us and we will defer treatment for two weeks. There will be no financial penalty for patients.
We recommend patients to defer treatment by one month if they wish to have the vaccine. Please note the vaccine comes in 2 doses given 21 days apart. 1 month deferral will cover this period. Please see the HSE guidelines on this here.
We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone and we are working hard to keeping everyone safe whilst also providing the highest standard in care.
- Our guidelines
- You will need to fill out a COVID-19 consent form before attending the clinic. The patient coordinators will send this form out to you prior to your appointment.
- Please wear a mask when entering the clinic
- Please wear comfortable clothing when entering the clinic- this will help to reduce time spent changing in and out of clothing.
- Your temperature will be taken upon entry.
- If you are feeling unwell please call the clinic first, do not attend. Call is instead.
- Please note all patients booked in for initial consults or return consults on site will now take place over the phone or Skype/Zoom.
- Those unable to attend due to illness, childcare issues or wish to defer treatment will be facilitated.
- If you are deemed a close contact to a positive, please inform us and we will defer treatment for two weeks. There will be no financial penalty for patients.
- Please attend your appointments alone
- We must advise that children will be prohibited from attending the clinic at this time
- We recommend patients to defer treatment by one month if they wish to have the vaccine. Please note the vaccine comes in 2 doses given 21 days apart. 1 month deferral will cover this period. Please see the HSE guidelines on this here
This follows best practice guidelines of Irish hospitals and other medical facilities.
The situation will be kept under constant review by our management team and we will advise you of any further updates
- Contact details
The main phone lines will be open from 8 a.m. until 4p.m.
These measures are taken so that our patients and staff are protected. We understand that they may cause inconvenience but it is essential that we follow government guidelines. We thank you for your patience during these uncertain times.
For certain patients, the prescribing of immunothearpy drugs has resumed. This is being carried out in a controlled way. Please discuss with your doctor to find out more.
- From the HSE Website
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Symptoms of coronavirus
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear.
The main symptoms to look out for are:
- a cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath
- breathing difficulties
- fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above) or chills
If you develop symptoms you will need to self-isolate and phone your GP. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The GP will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for coronavirus, they will arrange a test.
Protect yourself and others