COVID-19

18th March 2020

Like it or not, we are living in a different reality now, caused by a non-visible enemy. For how long? I think, nobody really knows but we should be prepared… And what I mean by that is not stockpiling toilet paper rolls!!! What I do mean is to change our mindset and rethink our priorities. Do I really need to go for holiday abroad? Do I really need to spend Sunday morning in a shopping mall? Do I really need to organise birthday party for 25 friends next Friday? And so on… Perhaps, instead of going abroad, I could spend few days more locally? Not only it will be safer for me but I will also support local business. Perhaps I should go for a walk rather than for shopping? There are plenty of things you can do and places you can go to instead of sticking stubbornly to the old habits. Remember that the change of habits won’t do any harm to you, the virus will…

What about my treatment?

But what about your knee which still hurts and “clicks”? What about your back which still gives you a grief? Should you come to clinic, should you book your treatment with us? The answer is not easy. At the time of writing this post we are operational with some limitations: firstly, we encourage you to book teleconsultation with us rather than face to face appointment in the clinic, if applicable. This is simply safer option as it limits your and our travels and contacts with other people. Secondly, from 15th March we limit our treatment sessions to one patient per day. That way we limit the risks of viruses spreading between patients. Thirdly, we encourage patients coming from abroad to read our guidelines available below. We are here to help you, not harm you. We are happy to provide the treatment you need but first of all we want you to stay safe and well. In case of any doubts, please contact us and talk to us.

Some important precautions 

There are some “dos and don’ts” worth reminding. Keep taking your supplements, particularly turmeric. Don’t take ibuprofen. It is now linked to the spread and severity of coronavirus infection. Wash your hands frequently. It’s been always a good idea but it’s even more important now. Limit your travel. Avoid big gatherings. And finally, enjoy time at home with your family, kids, pets, books and films you have never had time to watch… And one more thing: you might be young and strong and your body might simply shrug the infection off. But by being inconsiderate you might transmit the virus to somebody less strong and healthy than you, somebody who is vulnerable and who will simply die from the viral infection.

Guidelines for patients coming from abroad (IMPORTANT !)

In accordance with the current United Kingdom’s Covid-19 guidance, we want to update you prior to travelling for treatment with us at Algocells. Our top priority is the safety of our patients at all times and therefore we would like to make you aware of the following. The UK has required quarantine and restrictions on some countries, please check that you are allowed to travel to the UK from your home country and that you will be able to return home following your stay in the UK. Please be aware that there is a higher risk of viral transmission while traveling; in airports, and crowded, confined spaces such as airplanes and other forms of public transportation. The advice currently includes social distancing which will likely result in limited dining options and hotel availability.¬† If you are infected with the virus, which you might not know unless you have been tested, there is an increased risk of viruses being present in your blood products that we process and inject which could potentially impact the effectiveness of your treatment. Additionally, access to emergency medical care in the UK may be limited in the upcoming weeks with the additional strain the virus could have on the National Health Service. We will happily reschedule any appointments and do our very best to accommodate you.We follow guidelines issued by the UK authorities and although we are fully operational at the moment, we might be obliged to reduce or stop our services for sometime, should the authorities ask us to do so. We appreciate your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience.