Restrictions from Wednesday 14th October 2020
Liverpool, along with Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral is being placed into the ‘very high’ alert level of the Government’s new three-tier system of interventions to tackle the spread of Covid-19.
It means the city and the wider Liverpool City Region will, from Wednesday 14th October, be under the strictest set of restrictions due to the high rate of infection in the area.
The new restrictions do enable you to travel to Liverpool for education but avoid staying overnight:
- People should try to avoid travelling outside their local area, or entering another area rated Very High other than for work, education, accessing youth services, or to meet caring responsibilities.
- People should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if they are resident in the Liverpool City Region and avoid staying overnight in the Liverpool City Region if they are resident elsewhere.
Information for Delegates attending for training post COVID 19 Lockdown
Facethetics Training operate from COVID-19 secure medical premises. Our Healthcare Professionals engage with standardized clinical protocols when providing training or treatment.
We have practical measures in place to maintain Safety & Hygiene Standards. We have carried out the necessary risk assessments for you to attend for training. You will have already been informed that our group size is very small.
You must NOT attend for training if:
- You are showing symptoms of the virus.
- You are waiting for a COVID-19 test result.
- You have had physical contact in the previous 14 days with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
- If you live with or are caring for someone who is under strict self-isolation instructions and received an NHS letter.
We would ask you kindly that when you arrive at Facethetics Training you follow these protocols:
Please wash your hands on entering the building.
Hand hygiene is essential to reduce the transmission of infection.
All visitors must decontaminate their hands by washing with antimicrobial soap and water for at least 20 seconds, taking care to systematically clean thoroughly especially under the fingernails and palmar creases.
Hand hygiene must be performed immediately before every episode of direct patient/model care and after any activity or contact that potentially results in hands becoming contaminated, including the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE), equipment decontamination and waste handling.
When managing the same patient between activities you can use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Before any clinical interaction practitioners should be ‘bare below the elbows’. All hand and wrist jewellery should be removed, barring a single band plain ring which should be navigated during hand hygiene moments.
Fingernails should be clean, short and free of artificial nails or adhesive nail products.
Breaks in skin should be covered with a transparent occlusive dressing.
Uniform/Clothing & PPE
Please bring a change of clothes ready for you to commence your training session. We feel a uniform is more appropriate if you have one.
Facethetics Training will provide you with the necessary PPE and we ask that you follow instructions given to you on the day regarding the wearing of this.
As you are aware, the treatments we are training you to deliver cannot be delivered whilst adhering to the 2 metre distancing rule but we can still abide by this when we are not delivering a treatment. It is important that you follow the safe distancing rule when and where possible.
Please bring your own lunch. Facethetics training would usually provide you with an excellent lunch of which we are very proud but due to the current Pandemic we are limiting any chance of transmission. Paper cups will be provided for liquid refreshment.
Disposable, single-use tissues should be used to cover the nose and mouth when sneezing, coughing or wiping and blowing the nose – used tissues should be disposed of promptly in the nearest waste bin which will be lined and foot operated.
Practical session and patient/model consent
In addition to treatment specific consent you must ensure that the patient has a complete and informed understanding of the potential impact that Covid-19 might have upon the treatment.
This will allow you and your patient to reach a mutual agreement in ‘weighing up’ risks and benefits to achieve and inform valid consent.
It is important that the patient understands the rationale for the various measures that are being taken, both by you as the practitioner and them as the patient, to minimise risk. This relates to both peri and post-procedural care and will further enable the practitioner/patient to take a broader and more informed approach to future decision making in relation to their health and wellbeing.
There is increasing evidence that dermal fillers given in the presence of a recent viral infection (or where a virus is caught after treatment) can increase the risk of delayed hypersensitivity reactions. This should be reflected in medical history taking and must form part of the patients understanding and consent.
Furthermore, the practitioner must make allowance for this possibility in terms of post-procedural care, particularly in the event of future lockdowns.
It is particularly important that members of the public understand that these measures cannot completely remove all risk in relation to Covid-19. As such, members of the public must be provided with sufficient time to consider this fact prior to consenting and receiving treatment.
We have posters and signage to give visual reminders to continually wash your hands as staff and visitors move around the workplace, touching doors, handrails etc.
We will also be asking all visitors to Facethetics Training to complete and sign this questionnaire.