Face to Face sessions have been risk assessed and the following has been implemented to ensure a Covid-19 safe environment:
· After every client the room will be sanitised with Anti-Bac disinfectant spray on all soft furnishings. Anti-Bac spray on all other of points of contact.
· Chairs/sofa are in excess of 1M+ to ensure a safe social distance between client and counsellor.
· Hand sanitiser will be mandatory on entry into the room for both the client and the counsellor.
· Time gap between sessions will be a minimum of 20 minutes to ensure ample time for the room to be re-sanitised.
· The counsellor/client has a right to terminate or cancel the session in the event of any Covid-19 related symptoms being present in either client or counsellor. The client is required to give 24 hours’ notice of cancellation, less than this will result in the session fee still being payable. If the counsellor cancels than no fee is payable.
· Toilet facilities will not be available.
· Water will not be automatically offered; however, clients are encouraged to bring in their own drinks that they may need for the duration of the session.
· No more than 3 people in the room at any one time to maintain social distancing.
· Masks and gloves are not required as a safe social distance can be maintained.
· Confidentially may be broken in the event that your counsellor has concerns that the named client, or others may be at risk of significant harm or relating to the balance of public interest. Public interest is the general welfare and rights of the public that should be recognised, protected and advanced. Disclosures in the public interest, based on the common law, are made where this is essential to prevent a serious and imminent threat to public health, national security, the life of the individual or a third party, or to prevent or detect serious crime. In the event of such an emergency or Covid-19 track and trace the counsellor may need to disclose your contact details and addresses.