HOW TO SAFELY VISIT YOUR RMT AMID COVID
We are living in unprecedented times, and the services that were once so easily accessible to us are no longer a luxury we can afford to take for granted. Covid-19 has changed our day to day interactions and we must be more mindful of how we approach receiving the services we require.
Our overall wellness however, should not be neglected and a visit to our RMT’s is sometimes necessary, especially with the change in our work environment affecting our daily functions and posture. So how do we safely visit our RMT?
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Avoid walk in appointments, most clinics will have migrated to online and telephone bookings. This will reduce unnecessary contact.
- It is advisable to avoid coming to the clinic with travel companions in order to avoid crowding of the clinic. Should you require assistance, you could call the clinic to advise them so they are prepared to accommodate the extra individual.
- Pre-Screen yourself before booking an appointment and the day before you come in for an appointment. For example, do you have any flu like symptoms (Covid-19 related symptoms), have you recently travelled out of Canada in the last 14 days or have you been in direct contact with anyone tested positive for Covi-19.
- Always wear a mask to all your appointments. If you are unable to do so, call ahead and ask your RMT office what their protocols and accommodation policies are
- Should you feel unwell on the day of your appointment, call in and cancel your appointment, cancellation charges have been waived for cases related to Covid-19.
- When you arrive at the clinic, it is advisable to call ahead in order to avoid crowding the waiting room, the receptionist will advise if it is safe to proceed to checking in.
- Be on time for your appointment in order to avoid rushing and clashing with other patients
If you have any concerns prior to visiting your RMT in regards to Covid-19 you should call or email them in regards to their safety protocols.