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COVID-19 POLICY

This policy outlines the key measures I have put in place to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. It is subject to change. 

Update 21 August 2023

I follow the government's guidance on COVID-19.

  • I am offering both face to face and online sessions to clients. 

  • There are toilets with hand-washing facilities close to the therapy room. Hand sanitiser is provided in the therapy room.

  • Tissues are provided in the therapy room. 

  • Surfaces and touch points are cleaned regularly.

  • The door is opened between sessions to help ventilate the room. During sessions the room is closed due to ensure confidentiality. 

  • If you are immunosuppressed please follow the advice of your GP. Please also let the therapist know so that we may consider other precautions. 

 

COVID-19 Risk Assessment

I have completed a COVID-19 risk assessment which covers all activities in relation to face to face therapy sessions, taking place inside and in a designated therapy room. It focuses on the required control measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Alternative Therapy Options

As an alternative to face-to-face therapy, I offer remote sessions by Zoom. If this is your preference, then please let me know. 

Monitoring Health

I monitor my own health. I take  lateral flow tests if I experience symptoms. I will contact clients in advance of sessions if I test positive for COVID-19, and will either reschedule appointments, or offer a remote session if I am well enough to do so. 

If you test positive for COVID-19 please let me know with as much notice as possible. If you are well enough to attend your session I will offer an alternative online session by Zoom. Please do not attend for a face-to-face session. If you are not well enough to attend I will reschedule your appointment. 

 

On Arrival

To avoid possible transmission, there are no waiting areas in the mill. Please ensure you arrive no more than 5 minutes early for your session. I will meet you outside the lift on the fourth floor 5 minutes before the start of the session. My telephone number is 07398 651 333. If you arrive early, please wait outside the premises or in your car.

 

Accessing Common Areas

 

Common areas are maintained by Houldsworth Business & Arts Centre. 

 

Cleaning

 

Only a small number of clients and myself access the therapy room each day. 

 

All hard surfaces and touch points are cleaned regularly. 

 

Client bins are emptied between sessions.

 

Anti-bacterial gel is provided. 

 

Tissues are provided and should be disposed of immediately in the bins provided. 

 

Houldsworth Business & Arts Centre maintains all common areas of the building, and touch points (door handles, locks, taps, bins) are cleaned regularly. Contract cleaners deep clean daily.

Questions

If any of the above is not clear or if you have any questions, please contact me at jenny@jennyhudsoncounselling.com.
 

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