Coronavirus Pandemic UK

Updated 01/10/2020


The latest update from the Government has confirmed the reopening of beauty salons, tattoo studios and spas. This also includes mobile therapists including myself. I am pleased to say that from Monday 13th July 2020 I can once again provide mobile Reflexology treatments around the North Shropshire area.

As it has been recommended to cut treatment times to 1 hour, the list of treatments available are as follows:

Reflexology

Fertility Reflexology  

 

Group classes have resumed for Baby Massage, Baby Reflexology and Story Massage in Telford, Oswestry and Shrewsbury from September 2nd. Some venues may have changed in these areas as sadly some venues have closed down during the lockdown period or they are unable to use the smaller rooms due to social distancing restrictions.

Class sizes are smaller and strict hygiene protocols are in place to keep everyone safe. You can see which classes are running HERE.

I will also still be running 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 

 

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. 

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

 

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 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

It has been suggested that treatment times be kept to 1 hour. 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 1 hour each visit. 

 

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.

 

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 you 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. This is a legal requirement and part of my terms and conditions of returning to work, by booking an appointment with me you are consenting to your details being passed to track and trace if required.