Legacies Health Centre Ltd.
Communicable Disease Prevention Plan
Communicable Disease Prevention Plan
The Health and Safety of our clients and staff is Legacies Health Centre’s #1 priority.
Our Internal Health & Safety Committee has developed and implemented a comprehensive Communicable Disease Prevention Plan, to make our clinics safe for clients and staff. Our plan is updated as per Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan.
Legacies Health Centre has made changes to the facilities, operational and administrative processes:
- Plexiglass barriers at reception
- Daily janitorial services in all locations
- Hourly disinfecting of high-touch surfaces
- Traffic flow marked on floors: walking “lanes” and “no go” zones
- Hand sanitizing stations
- Informative signage throughout the clinic and washrooms
- Staff dedicated to gym hygiene and monitoring of the physical distancing guidelines
- Treatment room sanitization between every appointment
- Screening of all clients both prior to arrival and upon arrival at our clinics
- Modified assessment and treatment protocols
- Use of Medical Grade (ASTM 1) masks by all staff
- Requirement for clients and visitors over the age of 12 to wear masks in our facilities
- Reduced number of people in offices, reception and gyms. Occupancy signs posted within the clinic
- Telehealth Services are offered, which may be combined with in-clinic appointments.
- A communicable disease plan is in place and is based on guidance provided by Public Health, WorkSafeBC and each clinician’s professional regulatory body
- Training provided to all staff on cleaning and safety protocols. Review of policies and procedures is undertaken at regular intervals.
- Education on hand hygiene, physical distancing, use of personal protective equipment is posted in the clinic for both staff and clients
- Education is provided to staff and clients about staying home when sick
- Policies in place to support staff to stay home when sick
COVID-19 is spread by liquid droplets that come from the mouth and nose when a person coughs, sneezes, talks, laughs, yells or sings. Wearing a mask should be combined with other measures including hand washing and physical distancing since use of a mask is not enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan, masks are still mandatory in public indoor settings for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. WorkSafeBC has indicated that Employers may choose to implement mask policies for staff and clients that exceed the requirements of Public Health.
Legacies Health Centre has opted to continue to require that masks are worn in our facilities during Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan in order to support and protect all staff and clients who have not yet been fully vaccinated.
We acknowledge that to continue to wear masks is not always easy and can be annoying. At the same time, given that the pandemic is not yet fully behind us, we want to continue to ensure the safety of everyone in our facilities at all times.
If you don’t have a mask, we will happily provide you with one for the duration of your visit.
Clients are required to wear a mask during treatment and in all common areas of the clinic, except when eating or drinking
You don’t have to wear a mask if:
- You are under 12 years old
- You are unable to wear a mask because of a health condition or physical or mental impairment
- You are unable to put on or remove a mask without help from another person
Read our Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions
You may also seek help by calling 8-1-1, your family physician or nurse practitioner.
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