SAFE OPERATION PROTOCOLS FOLLOWING THE COVID-19 VIRUS

As professional photographers working in our community it is essential for us to help and minimise the spread of any infection. Even though we have always operated a clean studio working policy we have introduced some new working protocols to meet government guidelines as well as common sense initiatives to protect us & you.

Like all small businesses we have been hit by this pandemic lockdown and are eager to get back to work, but we can only do that safely with your cooperation, which includes a no touch protocol and sanitisation on arrival.



Personal Protection Equipment

Our key PPE protection is through  sanitisation gel on arrival and before leaving for both you and us. We would prefer to work without PPE, like masks  but at your request or for specific reasons, we will of course do so. Masks will be worn for Newborn Sessions.


Employees

All our studio team will follow our studio protocols on sanitisation, cleaning and self-distancing. Each day they will have their temperature taken, including every time they enter the building and in front of clients they are involved with.


Until further notice there will be designated washroom facilities for clients and Employees. Sanitisation, Hand Washing, Sneeze Etiquette and health monitoring.


Social Distancing

We have rearranged our diary to ensure no crossover of client and are working to a strict “By Appointment Only” rule as well as ensuring our contact is minimised with the social distancing. We have placed our hot spots around the studio to clearly guide you where to stand. As we say “2 meters but I still love you” in fact by respecting the 2-meter guideline as well as our no touch policy, the session will follow and still feel like a great experience.

We will follow guidelines on grouping and numbers at all time and adjust to the numbers in a session allowed. When shooting on location we will only be photographing one family at a time, with an extended time slot to allow for appropriate client & studio employee/s sanitisation protocol.


The 3 little questions

You will receive our Covid-19 Liability Release Waiver via email before your session takes place, where we ask 3 simple questions:

1. How is everyone feeling?

2. Has anyone had a cough or any flu-like or Covid symptoms in the last 14 days.

3. Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the last 14 days, including a visit to hospital?

Sanitation Protocol

Prior to all sessions our sanitisation and cleaning protocol as a minimum include: Hand Gel, Washing hands regularly before and after any session, Cleaning of all client areas and furniture, including client toilet facilities, door handles & counter tops. Post Session cleaning of studio props that clients might come in contact with.

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