Covid 19 notes August2021
I’m happy to say that all therapies and activites are now being carried out as pre pandemic.
Before coming to a session
Please don’t come to a session if you have experienced any of these during the last 10 days:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell
- contact with anyone with the above symptoms
- a positive test for coronavirus
If the therapist experiences any of the above, sessions will also be cancelled for a minimum of 10 days.
Procedure for sessions
Sessions will take place in the therapist’s living area, which has been specially set up to accommodate client work at this time.
The front door leads straight into this space.
Directly inside the front door, hand sanitiser and a coat rack are provided, and clients are asked to use these.
The client will be offered a seat at least 1 metre from the therapist, for the initial consultation, with a table for personal objects.
The consultation will include time for any concerns, issues, anxieties or questions about the coronavirus to be discussed. Sessions, as before, may or may not include touch. Appropriate boundaries will be discussed and agreed at the beginning of each session. Please call me if you wish to discuss your concerns before booking.
The room will be kept ventilated between sessions and during sessions weather permitting.
After the session, the therapist and client will maintain social distance.
The toilet is upstairs. Liquid soap and paper towels are provided, and the therapist will remove personal items from the bathroom during client sessions.
Areas which clients are likely to touch or come into contact with will be cleaned thoroughly between sessions ie, door handles, toilet, bathroom sink, chair and side table. All couch coverings and towels will be washed and tumble dried after each client. Blankets, if used, will be washed and aired. The massage couch will be cleaned. Any rubbish will be safely disposed of. Clients are asked not to handle other objects in the room unless necessary for the session.
Therapist’s personal hygiene
The therapist will adhere to the guidelines for regular hand washing, and change outer clothing between each client session. Items that the therapist handles during the session, such as pens, bottles and notebooks will be cleaned regularly.
Face coverings are not required during the session, unless you wish to wear one.
Client full names and phone numbers are collected as usual, and will be provided if the therapist is asked for these by contact tracers.
I have been double vaccinated. However, I believe strongly that it is an individual’s right to decide whether to have the vaccine, and this is not, nor likely to become, a condition of treatment.