22nd February Update:
Such great and long awaited News! So it looks like if all goes according to plan the National Lockdown is finally easing from the 29th March and from Monday 12th April my Governing Body (The Federation of Holistic Therapists) have confirmed that face to face treatments can recommence!! Yippee!!! With that in mind I have opened my calendar for bookings from that date onwards. Please click the link here if you’d like to go right ahead and book yourself an online appointment of your choice. Alternatively, you can always contact me via email, text, phone, Facebook, what’s app, Telegram and Instagram, whichever is your preference. I’m really looking forward to seeing you all again very soon and not much longer now. In the meantime, I am still continuing with online remote facial sessions and of course you are always welcome to call me for any support you need, questions or concerns you have, or just to touch base and reconnect. If you get my voicemail, leave a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
6th January 2021 Update
Moving so quickly from tier 3 to lockdown has come as a shock for us all, although somewhat expected. In response to the announcement I am suspending all in-person treatments and await further guidance from my professional association, the FHT. I am following up-to-date guidelines and protocols, and will get in touch with you as soon as I get any indication that in person appointments are allowed again.
In the meantime I am offering Remote Self-Care Facials and wellbeing sessions with massage tips for self care via the Zoom platform, as well as contact via Telephone for ongoing support. Treatments are on a 1-2-1 basis and catered to your individual needs. Sessions are 30min at £25. Group sessions are also possible by arrangement. I will post you Neal’s Yard Product samples to use during the session. I also have available a monthly/seasonal wellbeing box by post which will include self care tips, products, tea, and other goodies to keep you in good health 🙂 during this time and more. If you are interested in the wellbeing box please get in touch.
With warmest wishes to you all,
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).
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:
- identify what work activity or situations might cause transmission of the virus;
- think about who could be at risk;
- decide how likely it is that someone could be exposed; and to
- act to remove the activity or situation, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk.
Prior to seeing any of my clients, I will be:
- monitoring my own health and deferring treatments if I have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19.
- contacting my clients 24 hours in advance and deferring any treatments if: they have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19; are clinically extremely vulnerable and shielding; anyone in their household has COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19; they have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days; they have been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace Service and told to self isolate.
- asking my clients to call and cancel and defer treatment on the morning of their appointment if they have a temperature or other symptoms of COVID-19.
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 towels and couch roll. Strict personal hygiene measures will also be adhered to, including regular handwashing/ sanitising.
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…
Please do contact me if you have any questions or concerns when thinking about making a booking and I am happy to discuss any aspect of your treatment during this time.