Regardless of COVID-19 I intend to always safely work with clients and balance the current health advice. I have made additional changes to how I work during this time. This plan is likely to change as the situation is dynamic and I will respond to this when required.
This COVID-19 policy was recently revised (9th February 2022).
Please regularly check in to see if this plan has changed. You are advised to familiarise yourself with these changes. All clients need to be fully aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, health risks, safety precautions and government laws and restrictions.
how i am working
- Touch and bodywork are now being offered again.
- Self-touch by you is still ok.
- I strongly encourage all clients to see me via GoogleMeet when personal health situations change.
- Outdoor work is available.
- Only one person will be allowed in the space at any time with me.
- I encourage and where possible a 1.5-metre separation when not engaging in embodiment work and coaching practices.
- All sessions will be less than 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Essensore 80% ethanol hand-based solution is available to you.
- I will continue to implement standard precautions in my professional practice. These are basic infection prevention and control practices as set out in my professional standards.
- Any educational equipment will be disinfected using Alcohol solution and or Clinell Wipes (Benzalkonium Chloride) solution which has always been the situation.
- The space is cleaned thoroughly between client visits. All touch surfaces including the door handle’s, toilet and equipment are sanitised with Clinell Wipes.
- I regularly practice hand hygiene; handwashing with soap and use alcohol chlorhexidine solutions to keep my hands clean.
- I am a fully vaccinated practitioner (AstraZeneca and FluVax) and have received the (Pfizer) booster vaccine.
- Single-use water bottles are available to you (Antipodes Still Water).
Some of my clientele are diagnosed with vulnerable health conditions. I have a duty of care to these clients. That includes the risks of COVID-19.
I only work in person with clients who are fully vaccinated. I have not made this decision lightly. At the core of making this decision is my health, mitigating risks to all clients. Then protecting my business and professional practice. Additionally, I work in a small space from home and need to protect my family.
For those who are not vaccinated, or wish not to share their vaccination status. I respect your personal choice and privacy decisions. I am still able to offer a professional service to you. I will connect with you using GoogleMeet if you choose.
It’s not mandatory to wear a face mask in my practice if you choose. SA Health strongly recommends wearing masks most of the time while indoors in a workplace. By not wearing a facemask you are doing so at your own risk. Polysoma is not responsible or liable for your personal health decisions.
Clients who have risk factors for more serious illness from COVID-19 are strongly recommended to wear a surgical or N95/P2 face mask when visiting not a cloth mask. You can check if you have any of these risk factors here.
Those clients who have a mental illness/anxiety disorder are also at increased risk of COVID-19. It is recommended that you wear a surgical or N95/P2 face mask.
You will need to determine if wearing a face mask increases your anxiety or contributes to trauma reactions in our work together and how to manage this.
The nature of my professional practice requires clear enunciation (speech), the ability to see my mouth and obtain clear communication, I, therefore, will not be wearing a mask unless SA Health recommendations change.
screening and what to do before visiting me?
You need to check in with your physical health and well being before seeing me. All clients are required to participate in wellness screening prior to visiting me.
If you have the following symptoms below I ask that you do not attend your appointment with me, that you reschedule a new time, and seek medical advice from your Doctor and SA Health.
Symptoms such as:
- shortness of breath or any respiratory symptoms
- unexplained loss of smell or altered sense of taste
Other symptoms to watch for are:
- chills and body aches or muscle pain
- a sore throat
- headaches including migraines
- runny nose including hay fever
- diarrhoea that is unexplained (not someone with IBS or Crohn’s disease)
Likewise, if I become unwell, I will reschedule a new time with you and follow current South Australian Government advice and get tested.
Meanwhile, get vaccinated (when you can), wear a mask and keep safe.