for the health and safety of all clients and staff we have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment to comply with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 and made the following changes to our business:
1. Studio Cleaning Policy
Before and after every studio session the studio is deep cleaned by using disinfectant. All surfaces that can be touched are cleaned and any props that are used are sanitised. All blankets and outfits that are used are washed between sessions. We keep all doors and windows open so the office and studio is aired to minimise any droplets in the air.
2. Time Between session
We allow at least one hour between sessions to enable a deep clean of all surfaces and accessories to take place and to ensure there is no contact between customers arriving and having the studio.
3. sick policy
We will send you a Covid-19 contract the day before your session where you are required to disclose if anyone coming to the session has had a fever or any other symptoms such as coughs, sickness or vomiting or has been in contact with anyone displaying Covid-19 symptoms, suspected of having Covid-19 or has had a Covid-19 positive test result at least 2 hours before their session. Appointments will be re-arranged, at no cost.
4. self monitoring
All staff at Darren Bedding Photography and customers will be required to monitor their temperatures and health before coming into the studio. Disposable gloves and masks will be available in the studio and these should be used as deemed necessary and appropriate.
5. Hand washing
All Photographers and staff will be required to thoroughly wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds before all sessions. Appropriate sanitising hand gels will be made available and customers requested to use these upon arrival at the studio.
6. social distancing
All staff agree that every effort will be made to keep the 2m social distancing advice at all times where possible both in the studio and on location. This includes shaking hands and moving / adjusting hair or clothes. Parents may be asked to help move their children and babies as requested by Darren. During the portrait session instructions to the clients will be given from the distance stipulated by and in accordance with the social distancing rules.