Covid Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy (Covid)

The safety of my clients, especially my littlest ones, is always my first priority, be it the set up of my studio, safety in posing, hygiene standards or general health.

With the current pandemic, I have taken additional precautionary measures over and above my usual practices including:

- Limited numbers of face-face appointments

- Initial consultation meetings may take place via phone/video call

- Fewer appointments to allow for thorough disinfection of studio in between clients

- Restriction on number of attendees per photoshoot:

- Maternity, newborn and milestone photoshoots restricted to the child, siblings and parents (no grandparents, cousins, aunties, etc)

- Family photoshoots are restricted to one household/bubble

- Face masks to be worn by all attendees over age 11 other than whilst being photographed

Prior to attending the studio, clients will be asked to confirm that none of the attendees:

- Have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last seven days

- Are waiting for a Covid-19 test or result

- Have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace Services and asked to self-isolate

- Have any of the recognised symptoms of Covid-19 including:

- New, continuous cough

- High temperature or fever

- Loss of or change in sense of smell or taste

- Shortness of breath

- Sore throat

- Diaorrhea or sickness.

- Live with or have been in contact with someone who has either tested positive for Covid-19 or had symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 14 days.

And in the event that any of these conditions apply, the appointment will be rescheduled.

Upon arrival, clients may be asked to have their temperatures checked with my IR thermometer, and will be asked to sanitise hands and ensure face masks are in place.

Windows in the studio throughout the appointment will be open to allow ventilation and air circulation.

Hand sanitiser will be available at all times for attendees and the photographer.

Photographer will wear a face mask throughout the appointment.

In accordance with my usual practice, please be reassured that between all clients:

- The studio will be cleaned/disinfected

- All outfits, backdrops and props used will be washed/disinfected

Should I, or any member of my immediate family, have any symptoms of illness I will of course reschedule any appointments