COVID-19 Safety Plan

1.     A risk assessment has been done.  Modifications will be made to the Clinic using the advice of the Provincial Medical Health Officer, the BC. Centre for Disease Control, and WorkSafeBC.

2.     The Staff have been involved in risk assessment, education, and modification of job tasks.

3.     We will continue to control access to the Clinic.  Admission will be by pre-arrangement via telephone.

4.     Physicians will continue to offer virtual visits either by telephone or video link.

5.     A maximum of 8 patients will be admitted to the waiting room to allow for 6 foot spacing.

6.     Patients will be given screening questions for COVID 19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and for recent travel or exposure to Covid.

7.     There are physical barriers to reinforce separation protocols.

8.     Cleaning protocols include twice daily cleaning of common touch surfaces.

9.     Exam rooms, along with stethoscopes and BP cuffs will be cleaned after each use.

10.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be used as appropriate.

11.  Frequent hand washing and/or use of hand sanitizer are established.  Hand hygiene will be done before and after patient contact.

12.  Unnecessary equipment and materials will be removed from waiting rooms and exam rooms to facilitate cleaning.

13.  Signs are posted regarding hand hygiene and cough etiquette.

14.  There is a contingency plan for evaluation and management of staff illness.

15.  The plan will be reviewed and modified as circumstances change.