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COVID-19 BANT BULLETIN 7 – 6 JULY 2020

Cautious Return to Face-to-Face Practice

We continue to live in uncertain times but equally we are now ready to proceed to face-to-face consultations as long as we have full infection controls in place.

Along with many professions and practitioners returning to work this week, we are all proceeding with caution as to not contribute to any peaks in infection count and also being all too aware that asymptomatic people can also pass on the virus. To this effect BANT recommends that practitioners embrace remote working practices where possible and if you do start face-to-face appointments, practitioners must comply with CNHC guidelines. You can access all BANT COVID-19 communications here.

The Government has eased the recommended social distancing rule to ‘1 metre plus with masks’ where 2 metres is not possible and CNHC has already previously published a comprehensive guidance on return to face-to-face practice including:

  • Identifying any clients who are at increased risk of infection
  • Screening for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Clarifying when not to proceed to face-to-face appointment
  • How to prepare your practice for face-to-face appointments

Click here to read the full eblast.