COVID-19 and Hygiene Measures

I know how much you are looking forward to a relaxing Sound Therapy session and I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that I have implemented a wide range of hygiene and safety measures to ensure the safety and comfort of all my clients. All hygiene measures are in accordance with the HSE guidelines for preventing the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19.

You can be assured of a safe, clean and calm environment when you visit. Please see details below of the protocols I have in place.

1. I ask my clients not to attend appointments if they feel unwell or are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms or if they have been in contact with anyone being tested for or diagnosed with COVID-19.

2. I ask all clients to complete a COVID-19 pre-screening check. Please see below for more details.

3. I ask all clients especially new clients about their recent travel history.

4. A diffuser with an anti-viral essential oil {e.g. Tea-tree, Lemon balm, Bergamot} is used in the communal area and waiting room at the Medical Centre, this helps to disrupt the life cycle of the virus. See https://tisserandinstitute.org/essential-oils-flu/ for more information on essentials oils in relation to viruses.

5. A sanitiser is provided for use on entry and exit to the Sound Therapy treatment room and there are bathroom facilities available for hand washing if required.

6. All blankets are cleaned and stored to a very high standard and removed and replaced for each new session and client. Used blankets are removed in a sealed container for cleaning and disinfecting according to HSE guidelines.

7. Appointments are scheduled to give ample time in between sessions and each client, to disinfect and sanitise the room and surfaces. I wipe down all surfaces very thoroughly and diligently between appointments, including surfaces like arms of chairs, the table (where a mobile phone may have been left), door handles etc. The therapy couch is covered in a disposable couch roll and changed in between each session.

8. In accordance with HSE guidelines the room is vented with fresh air all the time.

9. I request that you wear a mask for the duration of your visit.

10. I request that if you even have the mildest of symptoms, please post pone your appointment and we can reschedule for when you are well.

Rest assured that I have implemented all the necessary policies and procedures to ensure you are kept safe during our time together.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Email: gloria@oceansofcalm.org

Standard Operating Procedure

PRE-TREATMENT SCREENING CHECK (COVID-19)

Pre-screening is now a public health recommendation for clients prior to attending for Sound Therapy sessions. This measure is an effort to minimise the risk of the spread of COVID-19.

Pre-screening should be completed prior to a patient attending as a risk management protocol.

Therapist Name: __________________________________________

Client Details: ____________________________________________

Date and Time of pre-screening ______________________________

1. Do you have symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, breathlessness, or flu like symptoms now or in the past 14 days? Yes/No
2. Have you been diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 virus in the last 14 days? Yes/No
3. Have you had any close contact with a person who was diagnosed with or a suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days? Yes/No
4. Has anyone in your home or household been diagnosed with COVID-19 and advised to self-isolate or been admitted to hospital in the last 14 in relation to COVID-19? Yes/No
5. Have you been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at any time in the last 14 days? If Yes why? Yes/No
6. Have you been advised by a doctor to cocoon at this time? If Yes why? (HSE guidelines will be reviewed and adhered to for all the “Very High Risk” and “High Risk” groups). Yes/No

I have no issues in relation to any of the above 6 questions. I understand that this information is required for the purposes of public health and will be kept on file for a 2 month period from the date of signing. I confirm that the above information is true and accurate from the date of signing. I understand that my personal information including my name and contact details may be shared with the Health Service Executive (HSE) for the sole purpose of contact tracing in line with public health guidelines only if requested.

Client Signature: ___________________

Therapist’s Signature: _____________________

Date and time of appointment: _________________________