COVID19 Protocols

Standard practices of hygiene/infection control have been in place for a number of years however with the COVID19 pandemic, new additional measures have been implemented to keep you as safe as possible. Training has been undertaken to reduce the risk of infection, initially through an Infection Control module of Professional Practice training through the Council of Australian Reiki Organisations​ & recently through an online COVID19 Infection Control Training with the Department of Health & St John Ambulance. A COVID19 Safe Plan is in place, screening forms required before attending appointments, classes and group gatherings.

 

QR code check-ins are mandatory for contact tracing & proof of vaccination (or a medical exemption). On arrival, temperature will be measured by a medical grade infrared temperature gun.

We request that everyone observe hygiene practices of

  • frequent hand washing.

  • avoid touching your face.

  • covering your mouth when coughing and/or sneezing.

  • keeping social distance where possible while on the premises.

  • please wear a mask at all times unless you have a medical exemption.

Soap, hand sanitiser, disinfectant wipes, tissues & paper towels will be available for everyone’s use.

Before your appointment, you will be asked to answer questions and to also sign a questionnaire regarding your current health & consent to proceed with treatments or to attend class. As there is direct contact with both treatments and classes, there may be a possibility of disease transmission including COVID19. All clients and students will be asked to observe and to adhere to hygiene practices while on the premises to maintain a safe as possible environment in a shared space.

The questionnaire is a requirement for insurance purposes, to comply with government regulation and a requirement for services to proceed. The below questionnaire will be emailed to clients and students upon receipt of booking. To view the questionnaire, please download below. It is also a requirement to be double vaxxed to attend appointments & attend classes unless you have a medical exemption.

COVID19 INFECTION CONTROL TRAINING CERTIFICATE

Should your temperature NOT be in the normal range or you cannot provide proof of COVID19 vaccination or provide a medical exemption, you will not be admitted. Should this happen, any fees paid for treatments will be refunded. However, any fees paid for a class will be held over to the next available date or on the next date after a fortnight from the 2nd COVID19 vaccination.

 

It is important that if you are unwell, please cancel your appointment/class and seek medical advice.

There are some differences in protocols between Reiki treatments and Reiki classes. Please read the one that is relevant to you.

Reiki Treatments

Soap, hand sanitiser, disinfectant wipes, tissues & paper towels will be available for everyone’s use.

  • ALL linen will be changed and washed after each client.

  • Pillows are covered with vinyl covers which will be wiped down after each client.

  • Hand towels or pillowcases, will be used on bare skin so there is no direct skin-to-skin contact. Generally, this applies to the head and face. Hand towels or pillowcases, will be changed and laundered after each client.

  • Therapist will wash hands before and after treatment. Therapist will also wear a face mask for the duration of treatment.

  • Massage table and other hard surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected after each client.

  • Credit card payments or EFT payments preferred.

  • Clients are to wash hands before and after treatment.

  • Clients to call from their car on arrival and wait there until they are called in. The waiting room is ‘off limits’ so please make your way to the treatment room directly.

  • IF the bathroom is used, each person is required to wipe down toilet seat, sink and handles (this is a requirement from Natural Pathways). Disinfectant wipes will be supplied.

  • Clients will need to bring their own water as the kitchen is closed.

  • Clients will need to bring a blanket or lightweight throw.

  • Clients will need to have their temperature taken on arrival.

  • Clients are required to complete a COVID19 questionnaire before arriving on the premises.

 

Reiki Classes

While COVID19 restrictions are in place, Reiki classes are limited to 4 people only. QR code registration is mandatory. There will be close contact at times, social distancing for the remainder of class.

Soap, hand sanitiser, disinfectant wipes, tissues & paper towels will be available for everyone’s use.

  • Temperatures will be taken on arrival. Entry will be refused if not within the normal range.

  • Hands will need to be washed on arrival, throughout the day and before departure each day.

  • Hands will need to be washed before and after Reiju (attunement), teacher and students. Teacher will disinfect own hands before moving to the next student.

  • Hands will need to be washed before, between and after hands-on healing instruction and practice.

  • Face masks are to be worn for the hands-on healing portion of the class. Masks are required as social distancing is not possible. These must be disposed of in the bin provided.

  • ALL linen changed & washed after single use. 

  • Pillows are covered with vinyl covers which will be wiped down after each client.

  • Hand towels will be used on bare skin so there is no direct skin-to-skin contact. This usually applies to hands-on healing of the head and face. Hand towels will be changed and laundered after single use. 

  • Massage tables, hard surfaces and bathroom will be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day. Hard surfaces include but not limited to chairs, handrails, door handles and bench tops.

  • After bathroom use, each person is required to wipe down toilet seat, sink and handles (this is a requirement from Natural Pathways). Disinfectant wipes will be supplied.

  • Students will need to bring their own water, snacks & lunch. Food must not be shared. Hands to be washed before & after eating.

  • Students to bring their own blankets or throws.

  • Tea and coffee will be supplied.   Hands to be washed prior to making tea/coffee and after.

  • All rubbish must be disposed of in the appropriate receptacle including face masks. Please wash hands after disposal. Rubbish will be removed at the end of each day.

  • Chairs will not be cushioned. Each person will use the same chair for the duration of class. They will be spaced 1.5 metres apart. All belongings to be kept under your chair and/or over the back of your chair.

  • Face masks will need to be worn and disposed/changed over at least a couple of times during the second day. 

  • COVID19 screening form will need to be completed before arriving on the premises.

 

Payments will be refunded or may be carried over to another day if clients, therapist or teacher cancels because of illness. If students cancel, deposits will be carried over to the next course date. Special circumstances will be considered.

IF CLIENTS OR STUDENTS CONTRACT COVID19 WITHIN 14 DAYS AFTER SESSION OR CLASS, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY KOMYO REIKIDO MELBOURNE IMMEDIATELY.

 

Any questions, please contact Sally Wain 0409 145 994 or use contact form.