COVID-19 STUDIO PROTOCOLS
As guided by licensing associations, governing bodies, the public health unit here in Peterborough Ontario, liability insurance companies and the Ontario Government, we must all adhere to the following guidelines while in the studio. This applies to all yoga and dance classes (group or private) as well as all those entering the studio for manual osteopathy, craniosacral therapy or reflexology treatments. In addition, for yoga and dance classes only, those who wish to attend in studio, proof of vaccination will be required. On your first visit, please bring your proof of vaccination and your health card.
Please monitor your own health and do not attend class or treatment if you:
Are feeling unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms
Have travelled in the last 14 days
Have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 in the last 14 days
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of attending a class or treatment here at the studio, please get tested and inform me right away. I will then pass this info on to anyone who may have been affected.
If you exhibit signs of illness contact the Ontario Covid19 website for the information on how to assess yourself for the COVID-19
Refer to https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread for additional information.
Upon arrival, the door will be locked, please wait on the front porch, and I will let you in when it is safe to do so. Yoga students will be staggered in one at a time to help maintain physical distancing.
You will be required to read and sign a waiver for each visit and in some instances a registration form or intake form will need to be completed. A clipboard and pen will be provided and disinfected between uses, and will be waiting on the front porch.
For treatments, clients who must be accompanied by a parent, caregiver, or companion and are entering the premises (if applicable), will also need to read and sign the waiver. Only one parent, caregiver or companion is permitted to accompany the client at this time.
During treatments, it is obvious that physical distancing is not applicable, however, we ask that you maintain a safe distance before and after treatment.
For yoga classes, please maintain physical distancing at all times.
Please sanitize your hands upon entry/exit. As always, we ask that you remove your shoes and leave them in the front entrance. If you would like slippers or socks for your comfort, please bring your own. It is good practice at this time to have slippers or socks on at all times while walking through the studio space.
Masks/face coverings are required when you are in the studio at all times for treatments. Yoga students are required to wear masks/face coverings at all times but are NOT required while practicing. For yoga classes, please place your mats on the designated spaces. Markings will be indicated on the studio floor with measured physical distancing.
Your practitioner/teacher will be wearing a mask and if needed, a face shield for your protection, and for their protection, but NOT while teaching classes.
For yoga classes, please bring your own mats, props and water bottles. Please consider leaving personal belongings that are not needed for class in your locked car. During class, leave any belongings that you have brought with you and is not needed for class purposes on the hooks in the hallway. For added safety, please use every other hook.
Yoga students are encouraged to attend class with a clean mat and to remember to clean their mats after every use once you return home.
If using the bathroom facilities, a spray bottle will be available and it would be appreciated if you can assist by wiping down the surfaces you have touched. This is an added precaution that helps to keep us safe. Rest assured the bathroom will be disinfected between uses during treatment hours and after each class. We will no longer provide towels, but will have paper towel available for your use, along with a touchless soap dispenser.
The water cooler, coffee and tea stations will not be available during this time. I encourage you to bring your own water bottle. Drinking water after is an effective way to flush the toxins released during treatment and yoga classes.
The studio will be disinfected between each appointment and after every yoga class. Sanitation procedures have been upgraded to meet the government and governing body expectations, with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As always, for treatments, linens and towels will continue to be changed between each patient and laundered daily.
At any point during or after your visit, please feel free to chat with me about any questions or concerns you may have.
Be good to yourself!