Adhering to guidelines
Throughout the pandemic, I will be following guidelines issued by the government, NHS, other relevant authorities and my professional association, the Federation of Holistic Therapists, regarding safe and hygienic practice and the use of any personal protective equipment (PPE). I have been certified by an FHT accredited course on Infection Control specific to Covid -19 and continue to research and follow the latest government guidelines.
COVID-19 Risk Assessment
I have carried out a full risk assessment, in line with guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in order to:
Prior to seeing any of my clients, I will be:
Enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures
I have introduced enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures between clients, which includes washing and disinfecting any non-porous surfaces and therapy equipment, such as chairs and couches, and replacing any porous or single-use items such as couch roll. Strict personal hygiene measures will also be adhered to, including regular handwashing/ sanitising. Clients will need to provide their own towels, pillows and blankets to prevent any cross infection.
Adapting or restricting treatments
It may be necessary for me to adapt or restrict certain treatments, in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and/or protect my clients’ health and safety. Any clients likely to be impacted will be advised as soon as possible.
Maintaining social distancing
Please note that while many treatments involve close contact, I will be observing social distancing measures wherever possible. This might include, for example, maintaining an appropriate distance during the consultation process, and when arriving and leaving for an appointment.
If a treatment is cancelled or deferred at short notice because my client has COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19, any standard cancellation fees will be waivered. The client will be asked to kindly confirm in writing that their appointment has been cancelled or deferred because they have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19.
For more information…
I shall be sending emails to clients who book with the new consultation and guidelines. I am happy to be contacted to discuss any aspect of your treatment during this time. Please contact me via telephone or email if you have any questions.
As your Therapist, I will always :
As my client, I will ask you to (prior to your treatment):
All information above has been taken from the official Federation of Holistics Therapists (FHT) 2020