COVID-19 precautions for face-to-face sessions

The studio is located in the Stoke Damerel Parish Centre.  Although face coverings are no longer mandatory, we are still continuing the practice below.

  • Please notify me and stay at home if you have tested positive, or if you are required to self-isolate according to government guidelines.
  • It will be the best to arrive on time for the appointment, as the waiting area is still not available.  Your face-covering preference is respected.  Please use hand sanitiser at the entrance, and keep the appropriate social distance.
  • All surfaces are sanitised.  Windows will be open for ventilation; you might like to bring an extra layer of clothing just in case.  There will be paper towels and paper cups for single use.
  • Art materials are disinfected.  Any of them you have used (pens, brushes, paint bottles) will be set aside, and they will be wiped before the next person uses them.  Clay or plasticine will not go back into the tub but will be kept for your use only.
  • I will be wearing disposable gloves and will help you with choosing art materials.  Those gloves are also available to you for finding things you need and using certain art materials such as chalk pastels.
  • Any handout will be sent to you by email.  Only cash-free payment is accepted.
  • Your visit will be recorded separately in a COVID related file, and if any risk is detected, I will notify the Parish Centre without disclosing your personal details.  In the event any information is requested by the NHS, your details will be shared securely, and for their tracing purposes only.
  • I am fully vaccinated and tested twice weekly.  However, in the event I test positive or have to self-isolate according to government guidelines, I will notify you and put the therapy on hold immediately.  I will not resume face to face sessions until I no longer need to self-isolate.  If requested, I may be able to offer online sessions during this period.

I hope I have covered all your concerns about coming to the Art Therapy studio.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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