Communicable Disease Prevention Protocols and Policies

ON July 1, 2021, BC entered STAGE 3 of the REOPENING PLAN. 

However, the possible exposure to, and illness from infectious diseases DO STILL EXIST. (including but not limited to MRSA, Influenza and Covid-19). On July 2, 2021 the Provincial Health Officer of BC, advised businesses to transition to the WorkSafeBC Communicable Disease Prevention Protocols and Policies. At AcuDynamics Wellness, these protocols will include: 

Client REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Inform AcuDynamics Wellness staff if you are experiencing any symptoms of a communicable disease upon arrival or at anytime during their treatment. (eg: sore throat, runny nose, fever, chills, or have any recent onset of cough, diarrhea, skin rashes, or unusual symptoms). Anyone who is sick or experiencing symptoms, will be assessed before determining if they will be permitted into the office, or to continue with treatment that is already in session that day
  2. FACE MASKS for clients will continue to be REQUIRED. Both the Provincial Health Officer of BC and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend masks be worn in public indoor spaces and in clinical settings. (NOTE: A fabric mask with FOLDS is ideal. The N95 varieties can make it difficult to comfortably lay face down during appointments. NO bandana/scarf masks, plastic masks, or masks with ‘valves’ are permitted). If you do not arrive with a FACE MASK, you can purchase one for $2.00
  3. Continue to arrive ON-TIME (avoid arriving early) and ALONE, for your appointment, so there is no waiting time in the reception area and we can continue to maintain a 2 person occupancy capacity in the office 
  4.  Continue to use hand sanitizer upon entering and before leaving the office. (Hand Sanitizer will be provided at the entrance and in the treatment area of the office) 
  5. Continue to consent to health and safety risk assessments and health checks – which may include: a) Completing a pre-booking questionnaire when scheduling an appointment b) Replying to a Health-Check text or email, the day before your appointment c) Completing a Daily Health Declaration upon arrival as well as receiving a temperature scan
  6. Continue to place personal belonging in the bins provided  
  7. Continue to maintain the 2 meter (six feet) personal distancing before and after treatment 
  8. Continue to cough or sneeze into your elbow and practice good hygiene (by washing or sanitizing your hands regularly) 
  9. Be aware that possible exposure to illness from infectious disease STILL EXISTS and that by coming to the clinic, you acknowledge and assume the risk of possible infection of a communicable disease 

AcuDynamics Wellness will:

  1. Continue to do our best to assess and address risks that come with resuming operations
  2. Continue to minimize the risk of both airborne and surface transmission in accordance with the the Provincial Health Officer of BC, WorkSafe BC and our Industry and Professional Associations (CTCMA and ATCMA) and the WHO and as of July 2, 2021 transition to the Communicable Disease Prevention Protocols and Policies measures. These measures include: 
  • Continuing to adhere to the Clean Needle Technique, for the practice of Acupuncture
  • – Continuing to limit the occupancy of the office to TWO people and prohibiting any visitors 
  • that would exceed that limit 
  • Continuing to operate at a reduction in the number of daily appointments to allow for thorough cleaning and disinfection between clients 
  • – Maintaining the current visual markers on the floor for 2 metre physical distancing 
  • Maintaining the current signage on personal distancing, hand washing, hand sanitizing, mask requirement and covering of coughs and sneezes
  • – Maintaining the current plastic sneeze barrier in the reception area, as well as the clear pvc furniture covers, so cleaning and disinfection can be done more effectively
  • Continuing with removal of shared items (magazines, handheld mirror, washroom key)
  • – Continuing to provide hand sanitizer for both clients and staff
  • Continuing to clean, disinfect and launder all treatment equipment and surfaces, after each use
  • – Continue with the rigorous cleaning schedule for common areas and high-touch surfaces
  • Continue with keeping a thorough list of client appointments, should contact tracing be required
  • – Practitioners will continue to be REQUIRED to wear a uniform or lab coat and wear a face mask when treating clients
  • – Practitioners will continue to have good hygiene practices, perform frequent hand washing/hand sanitizing. They will also continue to have a daily health-check and will stay home if sick

Address
#123, 1628 West 1st Ave,
Vancouver BC,
V6J 1G1
Email
jbryan@acudynamics.ca
Phone
(604) 454-4772