Preparing for re-opening my baby studio.

The studio reopen (again) in April and I’ve had lovely feedback parents felt safe. I try and photograph 1 family a day sometimes 2 if super busy but ALWAYS with plenty of cleaning time and space in between.

From July 19th 2021 I  personally will still be wearing a mask, cleaning thoroughly and keeping a distance where possible as I work with a lot of new babies. Parents are encouraged to still wear a mask whilst the rates are still high but it is not the law. These can be taken off for the photos.

Like I’ve always done, I do ask people not to attend if they have a cold, and will continue to ask people to postpone if they have any covid symptoms. I will also continue to take the lateral flow tests before sessions and rebook should ever feel poorly.

ISOLATING I will always try and rebook families should they need to isolate. If I need to isolate or have covid the families have the option to rebook or I will issue a refund **only if it is covid related* I try and be flexible and accommodating but I am only one person and have found navigating covid around the business / familyand the waves tricky at times. I have been so lucky that everyone has been such a support.  Please note I still do not work weekends.

The very nature of my work demands utmost respect and adhering to safety regulations so you can rest assured you will always find my studio is clean has plenty of PPE you can have and antibac to use, I don’t see lots of families in a day. 

I previosuly completed another WHO course on covid although I do not have staff these courses are always insightful and helpful.

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Whilst closed I have been under taking courses ready for when I return to work

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So what does that mean?

My cosy baby studio is repeatedly washed down ( I have the best steamer mop )  and cleaned in between all shoots anyway but the studio has had a revamp. Fresh paint, Fresh fabrics and a fresh set of rules to ensure our safety.

I also used my time in the lockdoens to take some online courses to assure you I am 100% prepared for your safety with hygiene. These courses include a standard precaution hand hygiene achievements, my COVID-19 barbicide certificate and participation in a certificate for the infection prevention and control of coronavirus with the WHO. These were free and I can share the links. 

 

When you arrive at the studio I will be asking everyone to antibac hands thoroughly and remove shoes (or wears shoe protectors provided ) and coats place them in the tub provided. Ideally, if we can limit to immediate family only – so no extended relations for the time being. I have plenty of anti-bac etc. Babies and children do not need masks., parents from 19th  July it is your choice I also have some if you do want one. 

I will be wearing a facemask and antic bac lots , this is for all of our protection. I would also ask you to do the same (please provide your own where possible).

Rest assured I will have a fresh uniform on for each individual booking and the studio will have been deep cleaned before your arrival. I use a minimum of props anyway, all wooden toys, fluffy rug, get cleaned and never sued more than once in a day. I cannot provide snacks and drinks I normally do (I’m so sorry I know a hot drink is meant to be part of the experience!) feel free to bring your own. 

I will be continuing to take later flow tests, if any of us show any of the symptoms we will isolate and shoots postponed, if any health reason prevents the booking we can rearrange no problem. 

I know it all sounds very clinical and it isn’t normal, however with safety measures in place I can guarantee keeping you safe within my premises. 

Jess XX

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