Welcome to the Chingford and Cockfosters Podiatry Centres

COVID 19 STATEMENT

At this challenging time I wanted to let patients know my policy on COVID.

I intend to continue working as usual across the pandemic period, however if I feel unwell in any way I will self isolate myself and will be calling patients to reschedule any existing appointments.

Alcoholic hand sanitiser is available in the waiting areas in both practices but if you feel unwell with a cough, temperature, or shortness of breath please call to reschedule your appointments for the protection of other patients and the wider community.

The waiting area will be cleaned on a daily basis and the surgery is cleaned several times daily.

I have always maintained high hygiene standards at both the Chingford and Cockfosters Podiatry Centres, as per standard clinical practice, and would like to reassure patients that:

  • The treatment couch and other clinical furniture is cleaned between patients with an appropriate cleaner.
  • The treatment gloves I wear confirm to EN ISO 374-5:2016 (protection against bacteria, fungi, and viruses) and BS ISO 374-4:2013 resistance and degradation.
  • All instruments are sterilised in an autoclave following each use. This is a pressurised steam sterilisation process which is the profession wide standard. The autoclaves in both practices were serviced and calibrated in February 2020.

If patients are unable to attend the practice in person due to government movement restrictions, I will be happy to offer a domiciliary service as long as the patient and myself are well with no Corona virus symptoms.

I am constantly reviewing my policies in line with advice from central government and also my own professional bodies.

I wish good health to all across this difficult time.

Mark Freedman
16 March 2020

UPDATE TUESDAY 24 MARCH

In line with the government lockdown I will not be providing any routine treatments until the situation changes. However, I will be opening up once or twice a week for any emergency patients who are unable to postpone treatment until after the lockdown is lifted. If you feel you need an emergency appointment during this time, please call me to discuss.

Keep well!

Mark Freedman