Hygiene and safety policy

Please be assured I take the risks to your personal health very seriously at Shiatsu Northern.  All reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure your safety whilst you are in the clinic and are detailed below.

 

Daily hygiene at the clinic
  • All likely contact surfaces: door buzzer, door handles, light switches, sink taps and toilet flushes etc will be sanitised daily (and more frequently where possible)

  • To reduce surface contact, where possible, internal doors will be left open to ease your route through the building

  • The treatment room is sanitised at the beginning and end of the day and between every patient. This includes cleaning of the plinth, chairs, desk

  • All pillow-cases, towels or blankets used during treatment are changed between treatments

 

Personal protective equipment
  • I will be wearing a face mask during your treatment and will change my T-shirt between each treatment.  If you are a high-risk, gloves may also be worn, however good handwashing is thought to be sufficiently effective if all other hygiene procedures are followed. 

  • You will also have the choice to wear a disposable mask, which you will need to fit over your mouth and nose during your treatment. You will be asked to take this with you when you leave and dispose of it safely (i.e. double-wrapped before being placed in a refuse bin)

  • The mask and gloves are there to significantly reduce the risk of me as a vector of transmission between treatments. I recognise that this can be a tad unsettling at first, but I promise I’m there under the mask and smiling at you, even if you can’t see me!

  • I will, as always, be washing my hands before and after each treatment and at other intervals throughout the day

 

Appointment times
  • Appointment times have been adjusted to allow more time between treatments for room sanitising and to reduce contact between people between appointments

  • You are asked to arrive on time for appointments to reduce contact with other people between appointments.

​© 2014 by Clare Hill Shiatsu practitioner