COVID-19 MEASURES

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.

RISK ASSESSMENT 

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

  • Therapists

  • Teachers

  • Clients

  • Visitors to premises

 

Controls Required

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

  • At entrance

  • On 1st floor

Hand Washing

  • Hand washing facilities with soap and water in place.

  • Drying of hands with disposable paper towels

 

Additional measures:

Posters in place to remind/prompt

Email all ‘clients’

 

 

2. Cleaning

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.

 

 

 

3.Ventilation

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.

 

 

 

 

4.Social Distancing

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.

Extra precautions:

  • 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.

NEW PROCEDURES
- Classes will be 55mins in duration to allow a 10 minute change over and thus reduce issues with congestion in the hallway and pinch points as we change over. This still allows for all classes to continue as normal. Moving the first evening class forward is impractical for many due to issues with people getting back from work in time etc.

- I would ask that as much is possible you stay outside the building until the class before you have gone or 5 minutes before class (if there is no class before you). This is to limit time spent in a confined space.
 
- Please observe 2m distancing when coming up the stairs

- To ensure plenty of ventilation the windows and doors will be kept open as much as is reasonable, (fire doors have to remain shut) for that reason you may wish to wear warmer clothes than usual/have a warm jumper/socks.

- The policy for the whole building is to wear a mask in the hallway/stairs this is because there may be some people from a different floor coming up/down the stairs.

- It is advised not to wear a mask whilst exercising due to the poor quality of air, this means that for those that are coming for a class can remove their masks once on the mat.

- Please wear socks/shoes until you get to your allocated ‘space’ (drawn out on the floor) – this is to reduce skin contact with the floor. – I have also provided plastic ‘baskets’ to place your belongings which can be cleaned between classes and limits contact with the floor. Where possible please bring only the essentials into class.

- You will need your own equipment (Mat etc) If you need to borrow any equipment please let me know well in advance of the class as the cupboard will be closed and I need to ensure they are clean and out of ‘quarantine’.

Having your own equipment is the best way to avoid cross contamination.

- As the floor is carpet I cannot fully ‘clean/sanitise’ between classes (due to needing to steam clean it and not enough time to dry) therefore please avoid contact with the floor in particular when doing exercises in class. I will provide some plastic plates that we can use when placing the hands outside the mat but you may prefer to bring a towel or another solution to this 😊 I think using gloves would not work as you would need to take them off and on depending on the movements and therefor may actually increase the risk.

- I would also ask that you please only use the toilets if necessary and where possible arrive dressed and ready for class with minimal belongings

- As space is limited I will be predominantly teaching from behind a screen, where necessary I will be wearing a face visor/mask.
If you have any questions regarding these procedures then please do get in touch

07784 563005

If you would like to know how we can help you, contact us on: 07784563005 or info@daniellejulienne.co.uk

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