Symptoms of COVID-19
The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:
A new continuous cough
A high temperature
A loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
If you have any of the symptoms above, stay at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19.
For further information on symptoms and testing, please click here to visit the NHS website.
Online video counselling will be available for any face to face clients needing to isolate, should this be suitable.
Safety Measures On Site
Current Government legislation allows for individuals to travel to visit mental health services.
It is vital that you feel safe when visiting my counselling room, and that the risk of spreading COVID-19 in minimised. As a result, the following safety measures have been put in place:
Outside of my room – Regular cleaning of all public areas. Hand washing facilities available. Toilets restricted to one occupant at a time. Hand sanitiser station at entrance / exit of building. Large enough corridors and walkways to allow for a minimum of 1 metre clearance. Face masks should be worn when passing through public areas during normal working hours.
Inside my counselling room – Regular cleaning of all high-contact surfaces. Antibacterial treatment of soft furnishings after each client. Hand sanitiser station at entrance / exit of room. Client and counsellor chairs safely distanced. Face masks are not necessary in the counselling room.
Screening – Prior to each session I will confirm that you are not suffering from the symptoms of COVID-19. I will also use a contactless temperature scanner on your forehead.
I provide tissues and water, but please feel free to bring your own should that feel more comfortable.
General COVID-19 Safety Guidance
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before putting a face covering on, and before and after removing it
When wearing a face covering, avoid touching your face or face covering, as you could contaminate them with germs from your hands
Change your face covering if it becomes damp or if you’ve touched it
Continue to wash your hands regularly
Change and wash your face covering daily
If the material is washable, wash in line with manufacturer’s instructions. If it’s not washable, dispose of it carefully in your usual waste
Practise social distancing wherever possible
For further guidance on COVID-19, please click here to visit the UK Government website.