As per the safety guidelines set by the BC College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia, the Provincial Health Organization and WorkSafe BC all clients must understand the safety protocols implemented at our office prior to their therapy session. These protocols were developed with the goal of reducing the risk of exposure to the virus that causes Covid-19 for the clients and therapists within our clinical setting. The Protocols will be updated as needed.
Reception Area / Entry into Clinic Space
Within the Treatment Room
In the current environment of Covid-19 risk, informed consent requires that the client be informed and understands that:
Your informed consent will be collected when you fill out your initial Consent form.
Cleaning and Hygiene
Rigorous hand hygiene with plain soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) is the most effective way to reduce the spread of illness. Both staff and patients/clients can pick up and spread germs easily, from objects, surfaces, food and people. Everyone should practice diligent hand hygiene.
How to practice diligent hand hygiene:
All high touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected between clients. High touch surfaces include, but are not limited to: Light switches, door handles, table surfaces, chairs and electronic devices.
All toys and therapy materials will be cleaned and disinfected between clients.
Resources for Working from Home
Our illness policy addresses workers who may start to feel ill at work. It includes the following: