Covid 19 Policy

Changes made to the Covid-19 restrictions from 19 July removes the mandatory wearing of face-coverings and social distancing, as a therapist working in a close contact setting there is a higher risk of viral transmission. Every therapist is legally bound to protect the public. (The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974). and the updated close contact guidance has highlighted that I need to continue with my risk assessment for my treatment spaces, clients and treatments and that I'm still legally and ethically bound to conduct ‘best practice’. Therefore I will still contiue with high levels of cleaning as outlined below. I'll still be wearing a mask and require clients to do so unless exempt. 

From 16th August the need for double vaccinated people to isolate after contact with someone who has tested positive is no longer required. Transmission is still possible after vaccination so I will be still requiring everyone to wait 10 days after contact until an appointment. 

Measures and precautions

Pre-treatment checks

  • I will do a pre-treatment screening within 48 hours of planned treatments. This will cover a symptom check and test information.
  • If I have any symptoms I will defer clients for the relevant period of time and notify anyone I have seen within the previous 48hrs. I'll also get tested.
  • Vulnerable clients – I will risk asses and it I we are both comfortable to proceed with treatment I will try to schedule at the beginning of my working day.
  • Ensure clear instructions have been given to clients on which entrance to use, mask wearing and bringing own water.

PPE - I will wear the required PPE

  • Masks are no longer mandatory but so I will still be wearing one.
  • I will change into a clean set of work clothes on arrival. In addition, change between each client or wear a washable, wipeable apron changed between clients.
  • All linens are changed between each client and washed at the required temperature
  • Soft furnishings have been removed from BHWC treatment room.

Treatment modifications

  • Currently no 90 minute treatments, only 30 or 60 minutes are on offer. I will review this on 31/08/21
  • Consultations forms will be emailed in advance of a first appointmen for new clients. If you unable to fill in I can do at the time of treamtment
  • If more appropriate after care advice offered on-line.
  • It's possible to pay by card (it's not contactless but I can send a payment link which is), BACs or correct amount of cash. If your booking on-line advanced payment options are available, card and pay pal.
  • All in session talking is to be socially distanced as far as possible with good ventilation.

I will be performing thorough cleaning at the beginning and end of each session and between each client.

This includes:

  • Massage couch and wipe clean pillows.
  • Table
  • Sink
  • Light switches
  • Payment terminal
  • Handles
  • Plastic boxes used for client belongings.
  • Waiting area if used.
  • Anything touched by clients

Client arrival

  • This will be though a separate entrance, sanitiser provided on entry to building and in treatment room.
  • Clients unless exempt are required to wear masks. If exempt, please notify me in advance.

NHS QR code is available to scan although I no longer have to display it, my regular records already comply with track and trace requirements. The code if you wish to scan it only relates to clients visiting me and not everyone visiting BHWC. 

The above info is subject to change as guidelines are often amended. Last updated 05/10//20