Hannah Mackay - Covid-secure shiatsu practice update 5th October2020

Please read before coming for a booked session!

I am offering hands-on shiatsu sessions from 13th July.

All sessions
Cancellations/covid:
  1. If you have covid symptoms (persistent cough, fever, loss of smell/taste) please cancel your session, no charge. I will ask you if you have these symptoms before we start.

  2. If you need to self-isolate because you have been in contact with someone who has suspected or confirmed covid, or because you live in an area with a local lockdown, please cancel your session, no charge.

  3. I will also cancel if I have covid symptoms or need to self-isolate.

Minimising touching objects:
  1. If you prefer you can text or phone when you arrive (so you don’t need to knock).

  2. We will both use hand sanitiser at the start of the session.

  3. Please bring water with you if you might want a drink.

  4. Please pay by bank transfer if possible, if not, let me know and we will work something out.

Cleaning/individual items
  1. I will clean before you come. 

  2. I will be using wipe-clean covers for mats, and a wipe-clean head cushion. I will disinfect between clients.

  3. I won’t be offering you a blanket, so please bring your own to use, to keep warm. If you would like to lie on your own sheet or blanket you can bring it with you. If you like lots of cushions, please bring with you!

Face coverings 

1.Please wear a face covering when you arrive. Let me know in advance if exemptions apply to you, and then you don't need to wear a mask. We may take off our masks during some parts of the session, at a distance.

2. In accordance with government regulations, I will wear a mask and visor whilst doing hands-on shiatsu. If you would like me to remove my mask at some points of the session while we are talking, please let me know.

Track and trace

Your contact information will be held for track and trace purposes for 21 days. If you test positive for covid-19 or develop symptoms in the 14 days after the session, please contact me and let me know. I will pass on information to NHS Track and Trace in the event that this is needed.

Indoor sessions at Bodywise

Additional information (read the general info above as well!)

1. Please arrive at the time of your session, rather than earlier. Give me a call or text when you get there and I will come down and let you in.

2. I will meet you at the door to the Manchester Buddhist centre and make sure you understand the one-way system through the building. You can use the lift (one person at a time) or the stairs.

3. If you need to change clothes, you can do that in the shiatsu treatment room. Please don't change in the toilets.

4. A face covering/mask must be worn in communal areas of the Buddhist Centre. Let me know in advance if exemptions apply to you, and then you don't need to wear a mask.

5. You need to use hand sanitiser on arrival (the one we provide or your own).

6. In the toilets, use paper towels rather than the hand driers.

7. The treatment room will be ventilated thoroughly between clients and we will have the window open during treatments.

8. There will be a gap of at least 15 minutes between clients.

9. I will wear a mask and visor during the treatment, and you will wear a mask (unless you are exempt).

10. I will minimise time spent working on your neck and head, and on the upper body in supine (lying on your back). I will mainly work these areas in side and prone (on your front) position, as this minimises us breathing near to each other's faces.

Indoor sessions in Chorlton

Additional information (read the general info above as well!)

.I have now finished working in my garden - outdoor sessions may be available next summer! 

1. Please arrive at the time of your session, rather than earlier. Give me a call or text, or knock, when you arrive.

2. You need to use hand sanitiser on arrival (the one we provide or your own).

3. The treatment room will be ventilated thoroughly between clients and we will have the window open during treatments.

4. There will be a gap of at least 15 minutes between clients.

5. I will wear a mask and visor during the treatment, and you will wear a mask (unless you are exempt).

6. I will minimise time spent working on your neck and head, and on the upper body in supine (lying on your back). I will mainly work these areas in side and prone (on your front) position, as this minimises us breathing near to each other's faces.

7. I would like to minimise the use of bathroom facilities by clients, but you can use the toilet if necessary.

Options to reduce risk – shorter time in close contact

  1. Government guidance suggests that shorter time in close contact reduces the risk of covid transmission. You can book a shorter session at a reduced price if you would like to – phone me to discuss. We can also spend more of the session at a distance, for example practicing qi gong or self-shiatsu together for part of the session, or having longer talking. We can also choose which areas of the body to spend more time on – working on the feet and legs means our faces are less close together.

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