COVID-19 Policies – UPDATED Jan 7, 2022

ON January 7, 2022, BC reimplemented the use of Covid-19 Safety Plans for all businesses. 

Potential exposure to and illness from infectious diseases DO STILL EXIST. (including but not limited to MRSA, Influenza and Covid-19). On January 7, 2022 the Provincial Health Officer of BC, advised businesses to reimplement the Covid-19 Safety Plan. 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 triple layer 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. 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. 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. Consent to health and safety risk assessments and health checks – which includes: 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. Place personal belonging in the bins provided  
  7. Maintain the 2 meter (six feet) personal distancing before and after treatment 
  8. Practice good hygiene (by washing or sanitizing your hands regularly) and continue to cough or sneeze into your elbow
  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. Do our best to assess and address risks that come with resuming operations
  2. 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 January 7, 2022 transition to the Communicable Disease Prevention Protocols and Policies measures. These measures include: 
  • Adhering to the Clean Needle Technique, for the practice of Acupuncture
  • – Limiting the occupancy of the office to TWO people and prohibiting any visitors 
  • that would exceed that limit 
  • Operating at a reduction in the number of daily appointments to allow for thorough cleaning and disinfection between clients 
  • – Posting visual markers on the floor for 2 metre physical distancing 
  • Posting signage on personal distancing, hand washing, hand sanitizing, mask requirement and covering of coughs and sneezes
  • – Installation of plastic sneeze barrier in the reception area, as well as the clear pvc furniture covers, so cleaning and disinfection can be done more effectively
  • Removal of shared items (magazines, handheld mirror, washroom key)
  • – Providing hand sanitizer for both clients and staff
  • To clean, disinfect and launder all treatment equipment and surfaces, after each use
  • – A rigorous cleaning schedule for common areas and high-touch surfaces
  • Keeping a thorough list of client appointments, should contact tracing be required
  • – Practitioners are REQUIRED to wear a uniform or lab coat and wear a face mask when treating clients
  • – Practitioners are REQUIRED 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

PLEASE NOTE: Practitioners at AcuDynamics Wellness have been fully vaccinated – three doses – as of January 2022

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