Sunday, 22 March, 16:00
To keep my clients informed about what procedures I have in place in light of COVID-19 outbreak:
Obviously, my work is primarily person to person, and hands-on, by its nature.
It has always been my practice to wash my hands with hot water and hand wash before and after touching every client, and I have always had a hands-free tap in my treatment room for this purpose. I also wash my hands frequently with hot water and hand wash during a treatment session; for example, if I’ve finished doing Shiatsu/bodywork and I am about to administer acupuncture; or after I’ve been writing up notes, and I’m about to remove the acupuncture needles.
I have always used single-use, disposable paper bed covers on my treatment table and face cradle, and single-use, disposable paper hand towels.
In addition to these standard practices, since Monday, 16 March, after every client, I have been wiping down the face cradle and treatment table, as well as other contact points (door-knobs, light-switches, etc.) with hospital-grade disinfectant.
Effecting payment by EFT from your phone will be the safest and preferred option. I do have a contactless point of sale system, but for transactions over $100 clients would need to touch a keypad to enter their PIN. I am wiping down the keypad after every transaction with 70% isopropyl alcohol disinfectant .
I can offer online herbal medicine consultations, via Zoom. Payment can be made online, and herbal prescriptions can then be picked up with no person-to-person contact. Please note that, currently, private health funds will not cover the cost of online consultations.
Stay well, and please look out for your neighbours, especially the vulnerable.