COVID-19 Policy

Your safety is always my top priority. As a newborn photographer I already have extensive hygiene measures in place to protect my tiny clients when they come to the studio. These include thorough cleaning of all props and fabric between sessions, washing  my hands before each session, using hand sanitiser during your session and disinfecting the studio surfaces on a regular basis.

I have now completed a full risk assessment to take into consideration the current Covid-19 epidemic and the government guidance on social distancing and hygiene measures to ensure that the studio is a Covid secure environment for you and your baby to safely enjoy your session. The following measures will be carried out in addition to our usual high standards of hygiene and safety.

 

Our Sessions are adapted to enable social distancing, with shorter sessions in the studio, outdoor options and no touch posing. From 4th July, government requirements mean that it is possible for close contact sessions to resume again with the use of PPE. The full options available for your session will be discussed on booking.

 My additional hygiene and social distancing measures before and during your session will include:

  • Rescheduling your session if I or anyone I have been in contact with feels unwell. 

  • Allow 48 hours between studio sessions, 24 hours between outdoor sessions. This time will be required for deep cleaning measures between sessions.

  • Deep clean the studio after each session - hard surfaces and floors will be cleaned with bleach and Delphis disinfectant, soft furnishings will be sterilised with fabric spray and all high touch areas thoroughly disinfected e.g. door handles etc.

  • Disinfect my camera and other equipment between sessions.

  • Sanitise the shooting area again prior to your session.

  • Wear a mask and gloves when setting up your session in the studio.

  • Machine wash all washable fabrics and props between each session. Non-washable items will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours following use.

  • Make 70% alcohol sanitiser available for clients to use regularly during their session. 

  • Wash my hands immediately before your session and use 70% alcohol sanitiser regularly during your session.

  • Maintain 2 metres social distancing whenever possible and use PPE when working more closely.

  • Wear a mask, face-shield and gloves during your studio session and a mask during your outdoor session on request.

  • Ensure that the studio is well ventilated. It is fitted with a air conditioning unit and fully opening sliding doors. Whenever possible these doors will be kept open during your session.

  • Sessions will be adapted to the current social distancing requirements and you will be asked to help pose your baby when required. 

I ask that you:

Before your session:

  • Confirm that you are feeling well on the day of your session and have not been in contact with anyone who has Covid-19 symptoms whether confirmed or not. 

  • Do not bring additional toys or props from home to your studio session. You may bring items to use for outdoor sessions.

  • Do  not bring additional adults or children with you to your session. Siblings may be able to attend newborn sessions depending on age and understanding.

  • Bring a drink with you for you and your child if you would like to. No refreshments will be provided in the studio.

  • Bring all your usual baby changing supplies. Disposable change mats are provided for studio sessions if required.

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before leaving home.

During your session:

  • Wash your hands and use the sanitiser provided on arrival at the studio.

  • ​Take all waste home with you. This includes nappies, wipes and drinks containers.

  • Wear a mask when you are not being photographed in the studio (mask are not necessary outdoors). Disposable masks are available for your use.

  • Maintain the 2 metre social distancing requirement whenever possible.

If you have any questions regarding our Covid-19 policy or risk assessment, please get in touch at info@rachelburnside.co.uk and I will happy to discuss it with you.

Rachel Burnside is a Newborn & Baby Photographer serving the following areas in and around Salisbury in the UK;

Salisbury ︳Wiltshire ︳Romsey ︳Tidworth ︳Bulford

Andover ︳Amesbury ︳Swindon ︳Stockbridge ︳Dorset ︳Shaftesbury ︳Gillingham ︳Marlborough ︳Wilton

Contact: info@rachelburnside.co.uk

Telephone  01722 322667

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