How I plan to re-open with Care
I am still waiting for the government to release a date for when I can return to practice. I fall in the spa/wellness category and it is suggested that we will need to be on a level 2 Covid19 level alert before that is possible, as of 3rd of July 2020 we are on level 3.
For me there is not a huge amount of difference, as I love being clean and taking care of things and do not see people for back to back treatments.
To support clarity for anyone concerned, I thought I would share the information that has been suggested as of July 1 2020 and will make every effort to update this with any changes that occur.
CAM (complementary therapies) is an unregulated profession, so there are a lot of opinions out there, but I went with guidance from the APNG (Association of Physical and Natural Therapists) and my insurance.
💜All consultations will take place on skype/or similar platform, prior to treatment
💜Treatment times will be limited to max 45 mins
💜 Clients where possible are encouraged to bring their own towels and water bottle or empty bottle and I can provide water.
💜Upon entry to my home clinic, a hand sanitising/hand washing station will be set up.
💜 I will leave 30 minutes in between clients to ventilate the room with fresh air. I will disinfect any areas that the client before may have touched, i.e. door handles/chair (I have created a daily cleaning schedule for this yeay!)
💜 It is mandatory that I should wear a visor over my face. Thankfully they make them in Bristol too, so yipsters for that.
💜 I will minimise time working over the face area, or may omit entirely
💜 There will be screening questions asked to each client around Covid19 and follow up contact to check no one is showing any symptoms.
💜 If you are vulnerable, you are more than welcome to wear a mask, I can also wear a mask if this is preferred, however, as per government instructions the primary care is ventilation, time in the room together and handwashing. PPE is secondary and to clarity I will be wearing a visor.
💜 Payment will be made online or cash in an envelope
💜 I will follow the suggested protocol if myself, a member of my household or a client I have been in contact with within 7 days develops symptoms. I will ensure everyone I have been in contact with are notified in case isolation is needed as a precaution to maintain the possible spread.
💜 Most of all, I can’t wait to take care of you again and if you are unsure about anything or have questions, then please don’t hesitate to be in touch.