Studio Covid Safety Procedure

keeping us all safe

Due to the pandemic currently still causing serious health issues and concerns for everyone we have developed a procedure for both interaction with clients and cleanliness of the studio. We welcome feedback from anyone who has concerns or wishes to discuss this. We are lucky to have a large studio space with the ability to maintain more than the minimum distancing rules given by the Government. 

CLIENTS ARE REMINDED to be aware of their own health and any symptoms of illness: Please do NOT attend your session if you have shown any symptoms of infection as outlined by the NHS. Isolation rules and guidance should always be followed. More information can be found about this on the NHS website and we encourage all our clients to read this before attending.

Meeting, Greeting and Interactions...

  • The photographer will remain in the studio to meet clients and will maintain a minimum two meter distance between all members of the attending party. Only in exceptional circumstances for the purposes of saving life or limb so as to administer emergency first aid will this be deviated from. In these circumstances appropriate PPE will be worn if possible.

  • Greetings will not be with the customary handshaking we all know and respect - please don't be offended.

  • Face Masks will be worn by all clients over the age of 11 and by the photographer, until seated or until photographs are to be taken.​

  • All clients will be required to wash their hands or use the provided hand sanitiser on entry.

  • The Photographer will wash their hands between each session.

Studio Cleanliness...

  • At the beginning of each day and or at the conclusion of the last session the studio will be cleaned as follows:​

    • Floors will be swept or vacuumed

    • All surfaces will be cleaned with antibacterial/antiviral spray/wipes as is available; seats, kitchen surfaces, tables, amenities, door handles, window sills, window handles, equipment surfaces, cables, hand rails, hard surface props, kitchen drawers and cupboard handles.

  • At the conclusion of each session the studio will be cleaned as follows:

    • ​All surfaces will be cleaned with antibacterial/antiviral spray/wipes as is available; seats, kitchen surfaces, tables, amenities, door handles, hand rails, used hard surface props.

Restrictions on Use...

  • A minimum of 30 minutes between sessions will be adopted to allow for appropriate cleaning.

  • Tea/coffee/drinks facilities will be suspended.

  • Refrigeration and cooking facilities will be suspended.

  • Use of kitchen crockery/glassware/cutlery/sink/dishwasher will be suspended.

  • Shower facilities will be suspended.

  • Water for the purposes of medication will be provided by way of sealed, bottled water provided by the studio after antibacterial and anti viral wipes have been applied. Clients are encouraged to bring their own refreshment if needed.​

  • Soft props that are unable to be cleaned will be placed by the fire extinguishers and in a bag so as to identify to the administrators they require washing.

  • Clients will be requested to bring any props they want with them and to take theses away on conclusion of the session.