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Covid Safety Measures Hypnotherapy Meetings

Safeguarding our Clients

Keeping clients safe is an absolute top priority at FreeYourMind.UK.

This page details precautions we are taking to operate a safe practice and comply with the law and regulations in relation to COVID-19.

We consider not only relevant laws, including the "2020 No. 1200, The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020" (the Covid Law), but also regulations and practises defined by the CNHC, NCH, HA, BAThH, NSPsy, the Center for Havening Research and Training Inc., The BWRT Institute and the National Hypnotherapy Society.

We believe our interpretation of the law to be legal and reasonable.

However, any additional suggestions or recommendations are always welcomed and appreciated.

Covid Precautions for Meetings

Meetings with individuals classed as vulnerable (see below) or who live with people classed as vulnerable, must only be held online (Zoom, Teams, Skype, Google Duo or Doxy.me).

We recommend that meetings with individuals not classed as vulnerable are also conducted online, unless the client believes that a face-to-face meeting is necessary in order to make the required therapeutic changes.

We believe this complies with lockdown exceptions provide in Covid law, Part 2, paragraph 6.(2) with regards obtaining services relating to mental health, and 6.(4)(b) "for the purposes of education or training" in order to improve or maintain acceptable states of mental health.

To safeguard yourself and other clients, the following additional rules apply if meeting face-to-face:

  1. Clients must:
    1. Cancel the appointment if they, other members of their household, or people with whom they have recently been in contact with, have displayed symptoms that may be caused by Covid (cough, high temperature, loss of taste/smell, etc), are self-isolating or in quarantine, within the last 14 days.
    2. Avoid touching surfaces or objects within the therapy facilities wherever possible.
    3. Observe the 1m rule at all times, ideally maintaining 2m distance. Handshakes are no longer permitted.
    4. Wear a face mask or full face visor when not sat in the therapy chair.
    5. Bring your own drink (e.g. water bottle). Alcoholic or caffeinated drinks should not be consumed at the facility or within 3 hours prior to the meeting.
    6. Clean your hands on arrival and departure, using paper hand towels to dry your hands.
    7. Take any rubbish home.
    8. Wait in your car, rather than the waiting area, if the meeting room 1 door is closed (this signifies another meeting is in progress).
  2. Your therapist will follow obligations set for clients, and:
    1. Maintain a Covid risk assessment document.
    2. Provide access to the facility QR code.
    3. Clean all key surfaces between meetings.
    4. Notify NHS test and trace if the facility is notified of any visitors who subsequently developed Covid symptoms within 72 hours of visiting the facility.

Vulnerable Individuals

The law defines vulnerable individuals as:

  1. Any person aged 70 or older.
  2. Any person who is pregnant.

Or any person with:

  1. Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or bronchitis.
  2. Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure; (c)chronic kidney disease.
  3. Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis.
  4. Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, a learning disability or cerebral palsy.
  5. Diabetes
  6. Problems with the spleen, such as sickle cell disease or removal of the spleen.
  7. A weakened immune system as a result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  8. Being seriously overweight with a body mass index of 40 or above.

Contact us for more information

For more information, please contact us today:

Covid safeguard hypnotherapy links

  1. National Hypnotherapy Society
  2. Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council CNHC, 13/11/20
  3. National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) on Hypnotherapists.org.uk, 23/6/20
  4. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020, 5/11/20
  5. The Hypnotherapy Association, July 2020

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