Marie-Andrée Saint-Pierre

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL MEASURES - COVID-19

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL MEASURES - COVID-19

Acupuncture services are considered to be an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety measures put in place make it possible to offer a safe environment for treatments.

High standards of disinfection and safety norms in acupuncture clinics are constantly updated and jointly administrated by:

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Quebec Public Health Expertise and Reference Centre

Logo de l'ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec

Quebec Board of Acupuncture

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Quebec Government

High safety standards and disinfection

Acupuncturists’ responsibilities

Wearing a lab coat, a procedural mask and an eye protector (safety glasses or a visor) is mandatory for acupuncturists.

Surfaces touched by patients are disinfected between appointments.

A distance of 2 meters is maintained at all times, except when measures are taken on the patients and when needles are inserted, when they are removed or when using any other equipment during the treatment.

Safety standards

Patients’ responsibilities

You must cancel your appointment if, in the last 14 days:
  • You have had COVID-19 symptoms (see list of symptoms below);
  • You have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19;
  • You have been in contact with someone who possibly had COVID-19;
There is obviously no penalty for cancelling an appointment for these reasons, regardless of the delay before the appointment.

Wear a Face Cover

Wear a mask or face cover when you arrive and during the treatment;

Do Not Touch

Avoid touching surfaces unnecessarily.

Hand Washing

Wash your hands for 20 seconds, with a disinfectant gel or at the sink, upon arrival and before leaving the premises;

Social Distancing

Keep a distance of 2 meters with the acupuncturist at all times except when the treatment is performed;

Use Your Own Water Bottle

Bring your water bottle, if needed;

Exact Time

Come to your appointment on time or with a maximum of 10 minutes in advance;

Contactless Payments

I encourage contactless payments by bank transfer. Your payment will always be cashed AFTER your appointment. You can send your payment at the following address: masaintpierre.ac@gmail.com.

I however also accept cash payment if you bring the EXACT amount. To avoid direct contact, I do not give change and overpayments cannot be applied to a future treatment, as it is not legal in Quebec to receive a payment ahead of a treatment.

Contactless Payment Receipts

A picture of your payment receipt will be sent to you, by text message or email, after your appointment.

As of March 4th, 2021

Most Common COVID-19 Symptoms in Adults

  • Fever (> 38 °C)
  • Dry cough
  • Unusually intense fatigue
  • Loss of taste
  • Sudden loss of smell

Other Symptoms in Adults

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusual or unexplained muscle pain, or stiffness (not related to physical activity)
  • Chest pain
  • Significant loss of appetite
  • Flu-like chills
  • Sore throat
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea