COVID-19 has certainly been a major upheaval in everyone’s lives and in too many cases having tragic consequences. We have all had to adapt to the short term impacts of this on our lives and there will be long term changes in our lives as a result of this.
We have had a number of calls if we are still open (we are) and we certainly understand people’s reluctance to go anywhere unless they really have to. Our priority is your and our health and safety. We know that people with foot pain need to be treated. At Croydon Total Footcare we have always had a high standard of infection control to protect our patients and us. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, we have implemented new safeguards such as protective screens, adjusted appointment book scheduling to ensure there is no patient to patient contact and the increased use of personal protective equipment. We are also asking people to remain in their cars in the parking area if we already have someone in the clinic. Our stringent sanitisation of all shared surfaces has also been increased.
For those who just need advice, a second opinion or simple follow-up we now offer a telehealth service, so this can be done over a video call. Most health funds are paying for this, at least in the short term. Please contact us for more on this.
At Croydon Total Footcare we are following all the guidance given by the Victorian Government and the Australian Health Profession Regulatory Authority as well as advice from the Australian Podiatry Association. You can rest assured that we are giving your (and our) safety the highest priority so we can better manage your foot problems. Please give the clinic a ring if you have any questions.