Our advice on Coronavirus

London Coronavirus Advice

UPDATED Saturday 28 March

Our Virtual Office is Open

We hope that you are keeping safe and well and we wanted to take this opportunity to advise you that we have moved to our Virtual Office Operation.

We have a fully functioning admin office and our nurses, together with Mr Karidis and Mr Ho-Asjoe, are available to conduct virtual meetings and telephone calls. We are still here to support our patients and answer any questions you have regarding a surgical procedure you may have had or are considering. We are still available to speak to on the telephone 020 7432 8727 or should you prefer to email, via our enquiry line enquiries@karidis.co.uk.

We are also now offering a two-part flexible consultation in which you will receive a one-to-one virtual meeting, either by telephone or Skype, with Mr Karidis for surgical procedures or one of our nurses for non-surgical treatment. The second part will be a face-to-face meeting arranged once the rules for social distancing have been relaxed. The fee for this is £100 for each part.

For those of you who have operations booked with us, we will be keeping in regular touch with you. For new patients, we are currently taking bookings for late summer, leaving priority space for those who may be postponed. Please rest assured that we will endeavour to accommodate you throughout this challenging time.

We will also be holding live Q&A Sessions with Mr Karidis via our social platforms where you can ask any questions you may have:

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The wellbeing of our patients at Karidis Clinic is always our first concern, which is why we’ve been closely following the guidance of the UK Government and Public Health England in relation to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We request you take advantage of the hand sanitiser that we have at the entrance and throughout the clinic. Following the advice from the government, we ask that any coughs or sneezes are caught in a disposable tissue and thrown away in one of our bins. We have disposable tissues provided throughout the clinic also.

All team members at Karidis Clinic are following the same guidelines and are wearing masks for any close contact treatments. As always, gloves are worn when performing any treatment.

We are also regularly cleaning all handles, work surfaces and devices with anti-bacterial wipes and are thoroughly disinfecting the clinic daily.

If you have visited any Category One countries then you are advised to self-isolate and call NHS 111, even if you’re not showing any symptoms. If you have visited or been in contact with someone who has visited a Category Two country and are feeling unwell, please reschedule your appointment to a later date. Call Reception on 020 3811 5982.

Click here to see the list of Category One and Two countries.

Since it was first detected in Wuhan, China, this new form of coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading fast and Boris Johnson’s government has admitted than a major outbreak in the UK is ‘highly likely’.

So, what should you be looking out for and what can you do to protect yourself?

The coronavirus is a family of respiratory viruses that affect humans, but this new form of the virus is highly infectious. Although its death rate is much lower than other coronaviruses such as SARS, it is highly contagious, and a vaccine has not yet been developed to treat it.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the main symptoms experienced are a dry cough, a high temperature, fatigue, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

You may also have aches and pains, runny nose or nasal congestion, sore throat or diarrhoea. However, these symptoms are also similar to the common cold or flu. Some people become infected but won’t feel unwell, but they can still spread the virus.

So, it’s important to take a commonsense approach. Have you travelled to a high-risk area? Have you been in contact with someone who has? Adopt good hand hygiene so wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands. Carry disposable tissues and dispose of them carefully.

If you have visited the clinic within the previous 14 days and are subsequently diagnosed as having contracted coronavirus or have been in proximity to someone recently diagnosed, we ask you to call us immediately on 020 3811 5982.