COVID-19 Updates and Procedures
To all new and current clients, the Ministry of Health revised directive dated March 19th, 2020 allows healthcare providers to gradually return to non-urgent, in-person practice. As of May 19, 2020, professionals or organizations that provide in-person counselling services are listed as an essential business. As this comes as *welcoming* news please note that I will adhere to the comfort/safety level of each individual. I will continue to practice with the option to be seen virtually (platform: Jane app and/or Doxy.me).
There is no pressure to be seen in-person and I ask that you check in with your own comfort/safety and research as to risk assessment. Should you choose an in-person session, I will underscore and ensure you have done so with informed consent, signing a waiver form and full understanding of the in-office COVID procedures. Also, please note
that these directives are dynamic and are always changing based on
health safety. I will always ensure information is being communicated via email, my booking site (Jane App) and this website.
COVID In-Person Procedures
There will be a COVID-19 Screening and Waiver Form that is a mandatory form to be completed through our *Jane* booking site prior to your appointment, should you choose to attend in-person. The Screening Survey questions will need to be answered prior to every appointment and automatically sent via email.
PPE will be used as outlined in my attached detailed COVID-19 procedures and I have increased the frequency of disinfection in the office in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please read and adhere to the following requests:
If you have experienced any of the COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with these symptoms in the last 14 days - PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE OFFICE.
Upon entering the office, please wear PPE, use the hand sanitizer provided in the front entrance and keep your shoes on.
Please come alone to the office unless this is absolutely unavoidable or pre-arranged.
Please wear your chosen PPE upon entering. I appreciate that you can choose to remove, once sitting at the 2 metre distanced chairs.
It is imperative that you inform me of any symptoms or diagnosis of COVID-19 at any time.
Please note: the limits of confidentiality may include the requirement to disclose client names, appointment dates, time of entry and departure to Public Health to aid in contact tracing should I become aware that a client has a confirmed infection.
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cleaning products that are 100 percent plant and mineral-based
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I use a Germ Guardian AC5900WCA 21” 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Air Purifier that runs
all day. True HEPA air filter reduces up to 99.97% of harmful germs, dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and other allergens as small as .3 microns from the air. The UV-C light helps kill airborne viruses and works with Titanium Dioxide to reduce volatile organic compounds. This powerful 21-inch purifier filters air 4x per hour at max speed in large rooms up to 338 sq. feet. CADR RATING: Dust (220) Pollen (215) and Smoke (218).