Bebington Podiatry was instructed to close at the start of the pandemic until protocol to keep everyone safe was developed. After 6 weeks, our professional body issued instructions to allow re-opening - the clinic must be deep cleaned, redecorated and reorganised to allow social distancing, patients booked hourly to allow for cleaning between treatments, all unnecessary furniture such as art work must be removed to limit areas for the virus to contaminate, staff had to wear full PPE, temperature checks for all staff & patients, no paper to be passed between staff and patients, high risk patients prioritised, photo triaging, water and equipment tested for Legionaires' disease and PAT etc. Bebington Podiatry happily adopted all these policies although it was very hard work for Ann as the only member of staff allowed in the practice and very expensive at a time when we had zero income but we have survived, learnt a great deal from the experience and continue to grow.

Many covid safe policies have proved so vital, we continue to employ them -

  • Bebington Podiatry is deep cleaned every morning - every surface is cleaned with antiviral products, all floors are vacuumed and steam mopped. 

  • All staff wear PPE and wash their hands every 30 minutes. None of our current staff have, thankfully, had the virus but we lateral flow test twice weekly and temperature check ourselves daily.

  • Each surgery is cleaned in between patients - surfaces wiped and floors vacuumed

  • All patients must wear a face covering to enter the clinic and only those patients with an appointment are admitted - you must ring/e mail to arrange, please do not just call in.

  • We may triage your foot issue by photo before an appointment is booked.

  • Email receipts are issued to reduce the risk of cross infection. If you do not have an email address, we can now print off a receipt (also, in some cases, email providers may block our email as spam). Staff will be wearing PPE when handling post, sending after 3 days to reduce cross contamination.

  • You will be instructed to wash your hands upon entering the clinic and your temperature taken. If your temperature is higher than 37.5'c, this indicates you may have the virus. Treatment will  not be given and you will be rebooked after you have isolated. Please follow any other instructions from staff - this is for your and our safety. Refusal to comply will result in our asking you to leave the clinic without treatment, for all of our safety.

  • Please bring the minimum of personal belongings with you and wear easily removeable footwear.

These rules are in place for all of our safety, both you and our staff. Bebington Podiatry reserves the right to deny admission for any person who does not comply.