The health, safety and welfare of all of our customers is of paramount importance to us.
The Master Photographers Association (MPA) has prepared the following H&S Covid-19 Protocol for members to the best of the information that is available at this time.
trebor photography has signed up to the Master Photographers’ Association Covid-19 Protocol and we agree that we will reassure all our customers, that we will follow the Covid-19 advice given by HM Government and our Local Authority.
In addition we must maintain a clean and safe environment for us and all our customers.
Before and after every studio session the studio is deep cleaned by using disinfectant / isopropyl alcohol and/or steam cleaning. 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.
At least 1 hour 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.
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.
Louise and Rob 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.
Louise and Rob will thoroughly wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds before all sessions. Appropriate sanitising hand gels will be made available and customers requested to use these upon arrival at the studio.
Louise and Rob agree 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. This includes shaking hands and moving / adjusting hair or clothes. 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 regard to newborn and maternity sessions. To carry out these types of sessions where social distancing may not be possible due to safety, a bespoke policy will be put in place between the photographer and their customer. trebor photography operate an appointment only booking system to ensure no contact between customers and minimise the risk by ensuring that the measures on this protocol are conveyed to customers before their appointments.
For full details and confirmation of the MPA Covid-19 Protocol click here. Every studio photoshoot will be emailed a bespoke Health & Safety plan to meet the specific requirements of a your portrait session.
As part of signing up to the Protocol trebor photography will commit to checking for continuing updates (found at www.thempa.com/covid-19-protocol) and make adjustments in accordance with any new regulations issued by HM Government and Braintree Council Local Authority.
trebor photography have signed and have on display the completed “Covid-19 Secure in 2020” notice.
The studio has a written Covid-19 Risk Assessment with regard to distancing and reasonable measures guidance.
Louise and Rob will advise customers on the 2m distancing before any studio session and while at the the photography studio.
Louise and Rob will advise customers of all reasonable measures which are to be taken if their risk assessment has identified that the 2m distance is not feasible and cannot be maintained during their time at the Studio. These measures should include, but are not limited to, gloves and masks to be worn by photographers and customers.
trebor photography photography studio acknowledges the Government’s “Working safely during coronavirus Guidance” statement relating to shops and or similar environments issued on 25th May 2020 which states that Photography Studios can be open from the 15th June 2020.
With the current Covid-19 situation being completely unprecedented times and as a small local business in Braintree, we reply on our customers to help support us.
We really hope to re-open very soon so will keep you posted.
Above is our main protocol we are following as we are members of the Master Photographers Association (MPA) but we also thought you would appreciate to hear about what steps we are doing to keep ourselves and customers as safe as possible.
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