In these times of the pandemic, I am asking clients to sign an additional declaration form, stating that:

Are you suffering from any symptoms of Covid-19? a new dry cough, high temperature, loss of smell and/ or taste, sneezing?

Have not had or knowingly come into contact with anyone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days?

Have not been outside the British Isles in the last 14 days?

Should you, the client, contract the virus you must inform your therapist as soon as possible

The Plane Tree, Neals Yard Remedies and all the therapists that work there are doing all we can to ensure the environment and the treatments are as safe as possible for client and therapist

CThA (leading professional body for complementary therapists in the UK) recommendations from July 2021 include:

Continuing to follow stringent hygiene methods put in place during the pandemic

Ensure sufficient time is left between clients so they do not overlap and there is time to clean the treatment area

Advise therapists to consult with clients at least 24 hours before a treatment to ensure that they are not feeling unwell in any way and their temperature is normal, if in any doubt the final decision lies with the therapist

Continue to take clients temperature on arrival and ask them to sanitise/ wash their hands

Advise that client and therapist continue to wear a mask (eg meet and greet, consultation, taking of temperature, leaving the clinic). It is The Plane Tree’s policy that clients and therapists wear masks on entering and leaving the building and in communal areas, wearing a mask during treatment is to be negotiated in the clinics treatment rooms