July 1st Edmonton mask mandate
Individuals with even mild symptoms of COVID-19 are legally required to self-isolate and must not be in the practice setting, regardless of their vaccination status.
Edmonton city council voted to deactivate the mandatory face-covering bylaw along with the province, on July 1, when Alberta entered Stage 3 of its Open For Summer plan. Masks will still be required on transit, in taxis, ride-sharing services, continuing care, and acute care settings.
Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan represents a new phase of the pandemic, one in which employers and front-line clinicians will have increased autonomy and responsibility to monitor their unique risks and emerging trends in the healthcare environment. Our concern with the transmissibility of the COVID variants have led us to continue with measures we deem necessary to control those risks.
Integral Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic will continue to require mask-wearing in all areas of the clinic by both staff and clients. This is to ensure the utmost safety for both vulnerable clients and staff members.
Integral Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic will continue to require mandatory screening prior to each session.
Physiotherapists at Integral Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic will continue to practice the routine of “5 moments of hygiene”:
- Before touching a patient
- Before clean/aseptic procedures
- After body fluid exposure or risk
- After touching a patient
- After touching patient surroundings.
We will still require clients to practice hand hygiene with our provided 70+% alcohol-based hand sanitizer before entering our treatment areas.
This clinic policy will be in place till at least the end of August 31st 2021.