In light of recent events revolving around the global pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19), we understand that our patients might have concerns. Although the chances of catching the virus are low, both the mortality and morbidity are significant for some. Our staff and clinicians at Aesthetic Skin Clinic take their responsibilities to protect your health very seriously. As such, we have instituted the following measures:

  • Any staff who are feeling unwell of showing symptoms will be asked not to come to work.
  • We will regularly clean door handles and shared surfaces with a powerful virucidal (Thoclor) during the day and after the surgery closes.
  • You will be offered handwash when you arrive in the surgery.
  • We will endeavour to be on time and try to limit each waiting area to one person to minimise contact. We are also looking at elongating appointment length to reduce contact between patients.
  • Any patients who are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms are advised not to attend the surgery but to contact one of the clinicians for further advice.
  • Those patients who require a repeat of their creams or prescriptions can contact us by phone to arrange delivery direct to your home, or you could use our website:
  • If you are concerned about attending surgery but would like a consultation and treatment, we would be happy to consult remotely on FaceTime or similar. Please let the reception know if this is something you wish to take advantage of so we can book a remote consultation. Any prescription can be delivered to your home or place of work.

Coronavirus Symptoms

COVID-19 is an illness that affects the lungs and airways. As it is a new illness, it is not conclusively known how it spreads, but it is thought to spread in the same way as similar viruses, via cough droplets. There is no specific treatment for Coronavirus, and the advice is to treat the symptoms while the body fights the illness.

Symptoms of Coronavirus include:

  • Fever and tiredness
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Continuous cough

Coronavirus Advice

The current advice from the NHS and the government is to self-isolate for seven days if you have a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. They are advising to not go into a GP surgery or hospital, and that you don’t need to call 111 or get tested for the virus if you are staying at home. A call to 111 is only advisable if your condition worsens or do not get better after seven days.

To prevent catching or spreading Coronavirus, take heed of the following advice:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use a tissue for coughs and sneezes – and then dispose of it in the bin and wash your hands. If a tissue is unavailable, cover your mouth and nose with the crook of your elbow.
  • Use hand sanitiser if soap and water is not immediately available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are unwell.
  • Try to keep at least two metres from others in your home, especially older people or those with long-term health conditions.

If self-isolating at home:

  • Ask friends and family to deliver shopping like food and medicines but avoid contact with them.
  • Sleep alone if possible.
  • Drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol, to help with symptoms.
  • Do not have visitors.
  • Do not leave the house.


Currently, the situation in the UK is changing every day, so make sure you follow the news for any new updates and advice.

If you have any further concerns about your treatment from Aesthetic Skin Clinic, please do not hesitate to contact our lead physician and medical director John Curran for further advice: