Covid-19 Policy

I made the decision to return to teaching after carefully considering all the risks involved. I have implemented protocols that I feel address these concerns with the intention that they will minimize the risk of face-to-face interaction. My source of information is based on the guidelines laid out by the Government as well as the GCMT.  As a result, I feel we are in a good place to get back to training.

In each center, a full risk assessment has been conducted to ensure that the highest standards of safety are in place for everyone coming onto the course. Decisions are based on the location, the layout, and how the interior setup can be modified so that it meets the new health and safety requirements.

Although it is not always possible, I would suggest to everyone that they avoid taking public transport for the foreseeable future. Whilst for some this may be the only option, I advise other forms of transport where feasible. 

The following are the protocols for anyone attending face to face courses. 

  • If you are traveling by public transport, you are required to bring a change of clothing in which to work.
  • It is recommended that an N95 mask be worn if you want full protection while traveling on public transport.
  • Whenever possible please bring your own mask, there will disposable masks available if needed.
  • Hand-wash stations will be in place at every entrance, exit, and massage station.
  • The room has been set up to fulfill the appropriate social distancing criteria.
  • Class sizes are smaller in order to maintain social distancing whenever possible.
  • As much of the soft furnishings as possible have been removed.
  • The teaching room is well ventilated.
  • Everyone is encouraged to wipe down areas of contact throughout the day.
  • Extra cleaning staff have been employed to perform an appropriate level of cleaning after each day.
  • You will be sent an email prior to the course date that will include any updates as well as containing detailed information about the Covid-19 procedures.
  • You will be sent a link that requires you to fill in a Covid-19 online screening form on your phone. Please confirm you have completed this on your phone when you arrive.
  • Upon arrival please wait outside of the venue, 2 meters apart from each other, until I can come and get you to show you where to go.
  • Each participant will be assigned their individual work station for the day in which they can store all their supplies.
  • Students will be asked to choose their seating area in the lecture room and refrain from moving around.
  • All your personal belongings will need to remain in your assigned area throughout the day.
  • Please leave any jewelry at home.
  • Everyone will be instructed on how to put on your masks and gloves in the correct sequence. 
  • Handwashing will be fully explained and demonstrated.
  • The wearing of gloves is optional.
  • When removing any PPE please put in the dry bins provided.
  • Students will be asked to work with the same person each day.
  • Each day fresh single flat sheets will be provided for each of you to use.
  • Each student will be provided with your own massage medium for the duration of the course.
  • Couches will need to be wiped down after each use.
  • Each station has the appropriate cleaning solution to sanitize the couch. 
  • All pillows have washable covers and are wiped down after each use.
  • Washable bolsters and face supports may also be available.
  • All stations will have supplies to keep the area clean.
  • At the end of the day, all used sheets are to be brought to be placed in the laundry bags provided.
  • Please follow instructions when going to the toilet, one person at a time, handwashing is not an optional activity.
  • If a kitchen is available there can only be one person in the room at a time.
  • Please bring your own mug and eating utensils.
  • Please ensure any accommodation or travel you book has a responsible free cancellation policy.
  • Susan Findlay cannot be held responsible for any additional costs incurred in the event.
  • Susan Findlay will not be issuing any refunds for any Covid-related rescheduling. I will work with you in rescheduling you onto a future date where possible.
  • In the event of a local lockdown in London, Monmouth OR your home town, preventing the course from continuing or you from attending, we will reschedule the course you were booked on to a later date free of charge.