We are working hard to ensure our spaces and classes are COVID safe.
You can find our risk assessment and new policies and procedures below.
Definition of terms:
Workers – Therapists/teachers/individuals responsible for a class or therapy session
Shift – When a worker come in to use the premises whether that be for an hour or more. If worker leaves for a couple of hours in between (i.e. 3 hours in the morning and then 3 in the evening) this is then 2 separate shifts.
Clients/visitors – those that come into the building for therapy/class etc
Disinfectant- antibac/sanitiser – these may all be used
What are the hazards?
Spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus
Who might be harmed
Visitors to premises
1. Hand Cleaning
As use of sinks to wash hands creates a pinch points in the toilet the first method of hand cleaning will be use of hand sanitising stations.
Hand Sanitising Stations
On 1st floor
Hand washing facilities with soap and water in place.
Drying of hands with disposable paper towels
Posters in place to remind/prompt
Email all ‘clients’
Frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly particularly in areas of high use such as door handles, light switches, reception area using appropriate cleaning products and methods.
All ‘workers’ to clean doors and handles at the beginning and end of their ‘shift’ regardless of who else is in.
Danielle to do full clean weekly
3. Use of Toilets
Where possible use of public toilets should be minimised and if possible restricted to ‘workers’ use. If a member of public does need to use the toilet then use of hand towels and extra cleaning of the door handles after use with disinfectant.
Each ‘worker’ to clean (Wipe down doors, all handles, toilet and sink with antibac) at the beginning of the ‘shift’ and at the end to ensure regular cleaning.
Windows will be open as much as is deemed reasonable and safe. (No need to open windows that may cause a security risk) This is to allow a constant source of fresh airflow and thus reduce risk of infection. Please note that fire doors MUST still be kept shut at all times. All ‘workers’ will coordinate amongst themselves to ensure that all windows are securely closed when no one is in.
Social Distancing -Reducing the number of persons in any work area to comply with the 2-metre (6.5 foot) gap recommended by the Public Health Agency.
Face coverings to be worn from the entrance to the room (therapy or studio). In studio face covering can be removed once on mat. Therapists to have their own risk assessment regarding use of masks in their rooms.
5. Symptoms of Covid
Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough/fever) should stay at home/not be in the building and follow government/NHS guidelines.
Contact details will be kept of all those who attend classes/therapy to help quick track and tracing of anyone who may be at increased risk should an outbreak occur.