After careful consideration and after consulting with Public Health England, we are sad to announce that, effective immediately, we will be closing Imani Skin Clinic to all clients. Please see below for more information.
Unfortunately, Imani Skin Clinic will be temporarily closed until further notice. This is to protect clients, employees and the community.
As of 20th March 2020, we encourage everyone to self-isolate, in accordance with NHS guidelines, if any member of your family or your household has a new continuous cough or high-temperature for 14 days. Please consult NHS 111 if you have any questions. More information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.
If you are worried about your upcoming appointment with us, or you are wondering how the closure will affect you, please contact our Head of Marketing and Operations via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official UK Government Advice as of 20/03/2020
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature.
If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online.
If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so.
Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue in a bin immediately.
Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
At the current time and based on our understanding of what is known of COVID-19 and other similar respiratory viruses, it is likely that older people and those with chronic medical conditions may be vulnerable to severe disease. As more information emerges, recommendations may change.
Social distancing and advice
Social distancing measures (as defined by Public Health England as spending more than 15 minutes and within a 2-metre distance talking to someone) are now advised not only if we test positive or have symptoms, but in day to day life. As well as current travel advice, the current UK government is advising anyone with a “new, continuous” cough or high temperature and those they live with need to self-isolate for 14 days.
- Click here for NHS advice on infection control
- Click here for the government’s advice if you have symptoms
The latest advice from the government’s chief medical adviser is that those over 70 currently do not need to be self-isolating. However, in the coming days, every Briton over the age of 70 and those in at-risk groups over the age of 70 will be advised to be “largely shielded from social contact” for 12 weeks to help protect themselves. Those with underlying medical issues such as high blood pressure, lung complaints and weakened or compromised immune systems are more likely to develop a serious illness as a result of the disease.
Anyone with a higher risk from viruses such as cold or flu should take sensible steps to reduce the risk of picking up infections. Click here for NHS advice on infection control – it is summarised below:
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
- use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services