Information for clients
This outlines the measures I have implemented in my practice to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus (Covid-19).
Adhering to guidelines
I am working within the government’s guidelines, those of the NHS and of my professional body The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My current BACP covid risk assessment can be seen here. This is reassessed and updated monthly. Please click the image to view the full document
I will monitoring my own health and deferring sessions if I have Covid-19 or possible symptoms of Covid-19. I take regular lateral flow tests per week; these are registered in accordance with the current government testing guidelines.
I will be asking my clients to defer any face-to-face sessions if:
- They have Covid-19, a temperature or possible symptoms of Covid-19.
- Are clinically vulnerable and government/NHS/BACP shielding protocol resumes.
- Anyone in their home has Covid-19 symptoms,
- They have been contacted by NHS Track & Trace Service and told to self-isolate
Should the client contract Covid-19 they should get in touch with me via phone, email or text as soon as possible.
Cleaning and Hygiene
Strict personal hygiene will be adhered too, including regular handwashing and hand sanitiser used by myself and my client before sessions begin.
There will be at least 30 minutes between sessions to ensure the aeration of the space and to disinfect any non-porous resources used.
I will adhere to the current social distance guidance and seating will also be placed in accordance to this.
In accordance with my current BACP Covid-19 risk assessment, there will be no access to toilets.