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Shelley's Kneedles & Knots, Acupuncture and Massage

Here at Shelley’s Kneedles & Knots we strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and relaxing atmosphere for all of our clients.  In order to ensure that we maintain a safe place for everyone, we are following the guidelines and recommendations from the World Health Organization and Public Health Officials.  We take standards of hygiene and cleanliness very seriously and are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of our clients, and therapists. 

Pre-Screening Questions Before Your Appointment:

Do you have a fever?

Do you have a cough?

Do you have a dry/sore throat?

Are you having trouble breathing?

Have you travelled outside SK and MB in last 14 days?

Have you recently been in a gathering of 30 people or greater in last 14 days?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions you may be able to receive your treatment but may be required to wear a mask.

For the time being, we will not be accepting cash or cheques; credit, debit, and e-transfer are the only accepted methods of payment.  (Our machines will be disinfected between every use.)

 Transitioning to a return to the clinic is new for all of us, there will be a learning curve for everyone.  The following is a list of some of the new requirements/procedures we are implementing:

  • There will be new forms (a COVID-19 specific consent form, and a COVID-19 specific waiver) which you will be required to fill out prior to every treatment.
  • All forms will now be filled out electronically, prior to your treatment.
  • Your temperature will be recorded upon entering our clinic. If your temperature is 38C or higher you will be turned away.
  • You will now be required to keep your shoes on upon entering (you will be provided shoe covers)
  • You will also be required to sanitize or wash your hands upon entering and exiting our clinic
  • We recommend that you wear a face mask at all times during the building and you may be turned away if you don’t (your therapist will provide one for you)
  • We ask that you please use the washroom prior to your arrival as we are required to do a complete sanitization after every use and we don’t want to use any of your treatment time with this extra sanitizing.  
  •  We are required to keep a complete and comprehensive list of every person in our building, as such the door will be kept locked in between patients and your therapist will alert you when it is safe to come in, and of course they will lock the door behind you when you leave.  
  • Please come alone to your treatment if you are medically able to and are of age of consent.
  • If you are feeling unwell please contact your therapist and reschedule your appointment.  
  • We will not be providing any beverages at this point so please bring your own if you feel like you will require one.  
  • Please leave all unnecessary items in your vehicle (coats, bags, etc)

Shelley’s Kneedles and Knots has worked tirelessly to take steps to ensure your safety in our clinic.  

  1. We will be following all directives from Public Health Officials and follow the guidance of MTAS.
  2. We will be asking screening questions prior to each treatment
  3. We will keep a registry of all people entering the clinic (for contact tracing if needed).
  4. We will be following the guidelines for environmental cleaning and disinfection of all contact areas between every client.
  5. There will be approved hand sanitizer and hand wash facilities available.
  6. Social distancing will be maintained in common areas.
  7. Therapists will wear proper PPE (disposable surgical mask, protective eyewear/face shield, and apron/lab coat, gloves will be optional but know that the strictest hand-washing protocols will be followed.)  The PPE will be changed between every client (aprons changed, masks changed if they are touched, eye protection equipment will be also be sanitized).
  8. It will be recommended that therapists wear separate clothes to enter and exit clinic as they work in.
  9. Each therapist will be required to take their temperature and record it upon arrival  and will self monitor for symptoms and use the self assessment tool at Saskatchewan.ca/covid19.
  10. Each therapist will be required to stay at home if they are sick.
  11. We will be practicing social distancing in our staff/laundry room.

In addition to these new guidelines for the clients and therapists there are also new protocols in our building:

  1. We have eliminated all chairs with fabric back/seats, extra blankets and heating pads, carpets/rugs, and all other porous surfaces (incuding all decorative items)
  2. We have eliminated all high contact surfaces including the water cooler and beverage station, magazine stand, and candy dish.
  3. In between every client we will be changing linens, and sanitizing all pillows and bolsters.
  4. We will be sanitizing all of the following items between each client: door frames, door handles, light switches, taps, sinks, toilet seats and handles, wheelchair accessible bar, all soap/sanitizer dispensers, clothing bins, seating, oil/lotion bottles, shelving and any additional items in treatment rooms.
  5. We will also be sanitizing all computers, keyboards, mouse, phones, square machines, laundry equipment and supplies, garbage cans, and any cupboard doors/countertops when contacted.
  6. We will be staggering our treatment times in order to allow for all the appropriate sanitizing to occur.

We understand that some of you may not feel comfortable returning to the clinic at this time and we hope that all of our new policies and procedures will make you feel confident in our commitment to keeping you safe and healthy while providing you with the highest standards of care in your treatments.  

SOME FINAL NOTES:

  • It is important that you come to your appointments alone to help us stay on top of the rigorous sanitization standards.
  • As much as we would like to get everyone booked in immediately, we can not work 24/7 to ensure that happens.  Please be patient with us while we try to accommodate everyone as quickly as we can.
  • Your health and safety is our number one concern.  If your health is already compromised or considered high risk, you may want to consider waiting to book your appointment. 
  • You have been missed greatly, and we are thankful for your return. 
  • As happy as we are to see you please refrain from hugging your therapist.  Your presence is your hug.
  • Together we will make this return to work safe for everyone.  Thank you for doing your part! 

For the time being, we will not be accepting cash or cheques; credit, debit, and e-transfer are the only accepted methods of payment.  (Our machines will be disinfected between every use.)