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Coronavirus Pandemic UK

Updated 15/07/2021


The latest update from the Government has announced that England will begin stage 4 of reopening from the third national lockdown from 19th July. Social distancing and the wearing of face coverings is no longer enforceable by law from this date, however these measures are still strongly advised in the guidance. With this in mind, and with the steady rise of infections in the local area, I will be continuing to wear a mask during reflexology treatments, it is recommended that all clients continue to do so as well. Face coverings will no longer be required for baby classes unless the venue stipulates that this is continuing. Please read below where I have outlined in detail procedures for both Reflexology treatments and Parent & Child classes.

(In Wales face coverings indoors will remain a legal requirement until it is reviewed after the 7th August)

I will continue to follow 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.

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.

Continuing To Keep Everyone Safe During Home Visits


Consultation Forms
Consultation forms will continue to be does as an online form using Google Documents. I have found this to be a better way of working and allows clients to update their details effectively. 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 type II face mask. Clients are asked to wear a face covering during their treatment.

Equipment
I will continue to use my folding reflexology chair which will be disinfected before and 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. You may wish to provide your own blankets and extra coverings if you feel you may get chilly.

Treatment Time
Treatment times do not need to be reduced if there is adequate ventilation in the room being used.

Additional People
It is advised that there are no other people present in the same room at the time of the treatment, the only exceptions are if you require a chaperone due to care needs or are under the age of 18 and need parental guidance.

Ventilation
Please ensure the room you wish to have your treatment conducted in is well ventilated by creating good air flow. This can be achieved by opening windows and doors. Just using a fan would not be suitable as this may just recirculate air around the room without creating a clean air flow. This will understandably make your home chillier so please wrap up warm and have extra blankets to hand.

Access To Your Home
I will stay in my car until you are ready for me to enter your home, please open all doors so I don't have to touch door handles, etc. I will put my equipment down in the room being used for the treatment and immediately wash my hands. If you are unable to provide hand washing facilities please let me know when booking and gloves will be used for your appointment.

Track and Trace
The government has requested that if contacted by the track and trace service that contact details of people I have been in contact with must be passed on to help prevent the further spread of Covid-19.

Self-Testing

I will be testing myself using the home lateral flow kits twice a week and uploading my results to the official reporting channels. You may wish to request my latest testing information for piece of mind. 

 

Continuing To Keep Everyone Safe During Group Classes


Venues

Each venue has it's own risk assessment and implement measures in different ways to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Please be respectful of the measures in each venue as those not following the rules may be asked not to return to future classes.

Social Distancing Measures

Class sizes are kept small to accommodate the need for social distancing. Depending on the size of the hall being used there may only be space for 5-6 parents but other venues may have space for up to 8-10. Yoga mats will be placed on the floor 2 metres apart from each other with clear access to entrances and exits. Following the venues one way system will also help with social distancing measures.

Consultation Forms And Training Materials

Consultation forms will be emailed to the email address used to book your course ticket, these will be a link for a Google form which will ask for your child's personal information and medical history. It will also ask you some covid specific questions to make sure you are safe to attend classes. Course handouts and resources will also be emailed but you can request for a paper copy if preferred.

Face Coverings

From the 19th it is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering when indoors, however it is still a recommended guideline. I will no longer be enforcing a strict mask-to-mat policy but you may still wish to wear one as a precaution. Venues may stipulate that face coverings still need to be worn so we need to respect that and comply. I will still wear a face covering if I need to come close to you to help you or give you something.

Equipment

Yoga mats will be provided for classes and will be set out at a reasonable distance from others.. You may wish to bring your own toys for baby, blankets/towels or a cushion to make yourselves more comfortable.

Track and Trace


The government has requested that if contacted by the track and trace service that contact details of people I have been in contact with must be passed on to help prevent the further spread of Covid-19. Venues will continue to display QR codes displayed throughout so you can use those in the NHS Track and Trace app.

 

Classes and consultations via online platforms such as Zoom for some services will resume as an alternative to those who do not wish to, or are unable to, attend group classes. You can find a full list of planned classes HERE or you can book a private 1-2-1 by contacting me directly.

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