Dr. Pierini’s Covid-19 Advice
We are acutely aware that the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) has led to severe restrictions and concerns for our families. We hope that the following information will help to answer any concerns that you may have. We want to reassure you that Dr. Pierini is taking every appropriate measure to fulfil her legal and professional obligations to her patients and is treating her patients in accordance with public health and WHO guidelines. Her priority is to ensure that we minimise the impact of Covid-19 and limit the possibility of any exposure to and from her patients and their families.
How to protect yourself and your loved ones from Covid-19?
- Wash hands often with soap and water, particularly when you have had to leave your home.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth, particularly with unwashed hands
- Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are ill.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, especially if someone is sick.
- Maintain social distancing from anyone outside your home environment or “lockdown bubble” and from any vulnerable members of your family and friends.
- Avoid any unnecessary travel and only leave your home for essential trips, such as shopping, medical appointments or the allotted time for exercise.
- Isolate your household for two weeks if family members shows any signs of sickness.
Keep up-to-date with latest advice
As the situation is continually changing, we respectfully ask our patients to keep themselves up to date with the latest advice, which you can find on the gov.uk website. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
Actions we are taking to lower risk of infection and protect our patients.
In accordance with government guidelines, any patients and their parents who have no obvious signs of Covid-19, but who have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, are being asked to wait for fourteen days, symptom free, before making or attending any face to face appointments. Dr. Pierini is now scheduling video appointments where appropriate and safe for her regular patients.
We are very sorry, but any patients and their family members who have tested positive for corona virus are unable to be seen until they have received medical clearance. Again, Dr. Pierini will do her best to assess her regular patients by video consultation, should it be felt necessary and appropriate for the symptoms presented. If you are really concerned about the health of your child and feel that a hospital visit might be necessary, you are advised to contact either NHS111 or your private health insurer to make emergency provisions for your child.
Staff at Dr. Pierini’s clinics always use the best health and hygiene practices but are taking extra precautions against the spread of germs. Her clinics complete regular and thorough cleaning of the consultation rooms, waiting rooms, surfaces and toys have now been removed.
To help with social distancing, we respectfully ask all our patients to only enter the clinic at the allotted time. If you arrive at the clinic before your appointment, please wait outside until the doctor can take you straight into her treatment room.
Where possible, we ask parents to wear masks. All visitors are required to wash their hands before their appointments. The clinic will facilitate additional hand sanitation during and after your appointment.
Other information you may need.
Our practice policies are designed to protect against the spread of any serious disease, and we monitor and follow guidance from the relevant Public Health organisation (England/Wales/ Health Protection Scotland) as well as the World Health Organization and local health authorities.
If you would like to learn more about Covid-19, the following public health websites are regularly updated and provide the latest information:
We will also regularly update the following page on our website:
Thank you for working with us to keep our children, families and colleagues healthy and safe.
Covid-19 Tests at the Clinic.
We offer a swab test for Covid-19 to both our children and their parents.
We offer a blood test for Covid-19 antibodies to both our childdren an their parents. As this is a blood test, it will require a clinic visit.
Please contact Dr. Pierini’s PA , Rachel, at firstname.lastname@example.org to get further information or to arrange the tests.