COVID-19 Pre-screening check list.

Check list and Screening pre Face to Face contact.

This form is intended to be used to Triage a client before allowing a face to face appointment within the Clinic.

Screening Questions

Are you, or any member of your household, experiencing symptoms of Covid-19?

These are;

  • new continuous cough*,
  • new fever/high temperature,
  • new loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste

*A new, continuous cough means coughing for longer than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If you usually have a cough, it is worse than usual.

In addition have you;

  • tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 7 days,
  • waiting for a COVID-19 test or the results,
  • live with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

Do you, or any member of your household have any Red Flags which could make you high risk?

These include;

  • Age > 70 years
  • BMI > 40
  • A weakened immune system
  • A condition that may cause immunosuppression such as
    • Diabetes
    • Chronic Respiratory condition
    • HIV/AIDS
    • RA
    • Pre existing infection
    • Alcohol Abuse
    • Smoking
    • Long term steroid use
    • Known Cancer and having active treatment.

Do you understand the mechanisms, risks of transmission and exposure to the virus? 

  • the virus spreads primarily through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes
  • these droplets can land in the mouth/ nose or inhaled by a person in close contact
  • the virus can land on hard surfaces and be transmitted if touched by uninfected person.

Do you understand the nature of a Physiotherapy consultation?

  • physiotherapy can involve close personal contact and touch.