Coronavirus Pandemic UK

Updated 27/06/2020


Following the latest government advice regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, face-to-face appointments are not available at this time. Online consultations/courses are available for some services listed below.

I am still able to run classes and consultations via online platforms such as Zoom for some services.

Baby Massage

Baby Reflexology

Hand Reflexology Self-Care

Children's Reflexology 

Story Massage 

 

The most recent update from the government (23/06/2020) outlined the reopening of hair salons and barbers but sadly this did not include Complimentary Therapists. There has been no date given for a review on this so it is still unknown when I can return to face-to-face appointments.

When I am able to return to working as a mobile Reflexologist I will be following guidance from the government, WHO, NHS and professional bodies to make sure I am able to provide the same quality of services with maximum safety towards hygiene and safety. It may be suitable for me to wear PPE and change what equipment I use to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

The government have released the guidance for 'close contact services' such as massage and reflexology on the Gov.uk website. You can find this information HERE. I am still waiting for the release of guidance for baby groups for how to proceed safely with baby massage, story massage and baby reflexology classes in group settings.

 

Below I have listed some changes that will be implemented as a result of the most up to date guidance.

Consultation Forms

Consultation forms will no longer be written by hand as paper copies, these have been transferred onto digital forms created using Google Documents. Google Forms are GDPR compliant and will be stored safely with a 2 point authenticator. The consultation forms will ask questions about personal details and medical details, an extra section has been added to ask Covid specific questions surrounding risk of infection and potential symptoms from yourself and those within your household. Consultation forms will be emailed out to clients 24 hours prior to their appointment booking.

PPE and Uniform

My uniform will consist of a simple scrub style top and black trousers which can be washed at 60 degrees and changed after every client. I will be wearing a plastic visor which will be cleaned with disinfectant after every client along with a fabric face covering. Clients are not required to wear a face covering, however you can if you wish to and disposable masks will be made available.

Payment of Services

Cash will no longer be an accepted form of payment. You will be able to pay by bank transfer, gift voucher or Paypal prior to the appointment booking.

Equipment

I will continue to use my folding reflexology chair which will be disinfected after each use. It will be covered in a washable cover and towels/blankets will be kept to a minimum. Towels, blankets, covers and individual portions of foot wax will be bought into the clients home in a 'wash bag'. When the treatment has finished everything will go back into the wash bag along with any rubbish and sealed. 

Treatment Time

 It has been suggested that treatment times be reduced to 45 minutes. As a result packages like the Pregnancy Package will not be available until treatment times can be extended. Baby Massage and Baby Reflexology home visits will be split into two appointments of 45 minutes each visit. 

 

This page will be updated when new information is released.