Sarah West Photography Covid-19 Health & Safety Protocol
1. Studio cleaning policy
Before and after every studio session the studio is deep cleaned by using disinfectant. All surfaces that could be touched and all props used are sanitised. All blankets and outfits used are washed between portrait sessions. The studio will be aired thoroughly to minimise any droplets in the air.
2. Time between sessions
24 hours will be left 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 leaving the premises.
3. Sick policy
Customers will be 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 24 hours before their session. Appointments will be re-arranged, at no cost.
Photographer 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
Photographer will be required to thoroughly wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds before all sessions. Hands free sanitising hand foam dispenser will be made available and customers requested to use these upon arrival at the studio.
6. Social Distancing
Photographer agrees 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. Parents may be asked to help move their children and babies as requested by the photographer. During the portrait session instructions to the clients will be given from the distance stipulated by and in accordance with the social distancing rules.
Due to the restrictions imposed by social distancing, it may not be appropriate to offer usual studio sessions and poses, particularly with regards to newborn and maternity sessions. These sessions will be put on hold until it is safe to do so, following the Government Guidelines at all times.
The studio operates an appointment only booking system to ensure no contact between customers and minimise risk to photographer by ensuring that the measures on this protocol are conveyed to customers before their appointments. All gates and doors leading into the studio will be readily open for customers arrivals.