Covid-19


Update 12th August 2020

Alert Level 2 

Hygiene protocol:


Client will use hand sanitiser or wash hands for 20 seconds before entering the massage room. 

Massage therapist will wash hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before the client arrives and before commencing massage.  

Touch points

All touch points are cleaned regularly and prior to a client’s arrival with Mediwipes - surface disinfecting wipes used in hospitals and medical clinics, containing 70% alcohol.   

Touch points are as follows:

Room outer door handle

Room inner door handle

Massage table

Face cradle

Arm support

Desk surface

Pens

Laptop

Phone

Heater/fan on/off buttons

Electrical socket switch

Light switches


Linen

- All linen and table covers are changed between clients and professionally laundered at high temperatures. 

- Bolsters are waterproof and wipeable to be cleaned thoroughly between clients. 

- Bolsters and face cradles will be wiped down with Mediwipes or antiviral and antibacterial disinfectant


Operating guidelines are as follows:

​- Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used with each client (both client and therapist - this can be optional if the client is triaged as being low risk)

- Pre-screen clients for Covid-19 symptoms before booking

- Clients with Covid-19 symptoms or other signs of illness will be asked to rebook in 14 days

- ​Clients who have been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 will be asked to stand-down and rebook in 14 days

- Clients who have been tested for Covid-19 will be asked to stand-down and rebook in 14 days

- Clients who have been given a positive result for Covid-19 will be asked to stand-down and contact the clinic to rebook when they have recovered (not sooner than 14 days)

High standards of hygiene must be adhered to


Correct and thorough hand washing undertaken by both client and therapist


Update 9th June 2020

Hurrah!  We have made it to Alert Level 1.  It is a time of celebration as life can return to as much normality as possible within a pandenmic.  

Rejuvenate will be keeping its top level hygiene protocols and can now reopen to the public.  My clinic times will currently be slightly less than before, with opening times as follows: 

Tuesday 5.30-6.30 pm

Thursday 9 am - 2.30 pm

Saturday sessions are discretionary, please contact me directly to arrange these: beckyrejuvenatemassage@gmail.com or 0274 910 901.  

You will be sent a reminder email 24 hours prior to your appointment and asked to reschedule if you exhibit any of the following symptoms.  

A cough

A temperature of at least 38°C

Shortness of breath

A sore throat

Sneezing and/or a runny nose

A temporary loss of smell

Possible nausea/vomiting/diarrhoea

Clients will be required to either wash hands for 20 seconds or usilise the handsanitser provided,  prior to entering the massage room.  

Update 28th May 2020

Given that we are experiencing low to no new cases of Covid-19 in NZ, I feel comfortable opening my home clinic within strict parameters.  I will only be seeing clients during school hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays until we reach Alert Level 1.  Please contact me directly or book online.  

Rejuvenate's protocols for opening in Level 2 are as follows.  

Covid-19 protocols

A health screening form will be sent out to the client prior to the appointment and will need to be returned before the appointment can take place.  A new health screening form will be necessary for each appointment until further notice and will be kept on file for the client. 

An appointment reminder will be sent out 24 hours prior to the appointment.  You will be asked to reschedule if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

A cough

A temperature of at least 38°C

Shortness of breath

A sore throat

Sneezing and/or a runny nose

A temporary loss of smell

Possible nausea/vomiting/diarrhoea?

At Level 2, clients and therapists will be required to wear masks.  Clients are asked to bring their own masks if possible – otherwise a mask will be supplied for you at a cost of $1.50 to be added to your total session price.    

Clients are encouraged to remove masks after they leave the massage room.

Hygiene protocol

Hand washing 

Massage therapist will wash hands for 20 seconds at the following times:

Prior to dressing the table with new linen

Prior to starting massage

Directly after each client

Directly after removing linen and cleaning the room

Client will use hand sanitiser or wash hands for 20 seconds before entering the massage room. 

Touch points

All touch points are cleaned regularly and prior to a client’s arrival with Mediwipes - surface disinfecting wipes used in hospitals and medical clinics, containing 70% alcohol.   

Touch points are as follows:

Room outer door handle

Room inner door handle

Massage table

Face cradle

Arm support

Desk surface

Pens

Laptop

Phone

Heater/fan on/off buttons

Electrical socket switch

Light switches


Linen

- All linen and table covers are changed between clients and professionally laundered at high temperatures. 

- Bolsters are waterproof and wipeable to be cleaned thoroughly between clients. 

- Bolsters and face cradles will be wiped down with Mediwipes or antiviral and antibacterial disinfectant.

Update: 12th May 2020

New Zealand has now shifted to Level 2 status and massage therapy businesses are allowed to reopen within strict guidelines. 

Guidelines are as follows:

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used with each client (both client and therapist - this can be optional if the client is triaged as being low risk)

Pre-screen clients for Covid-19 symptoms before booking

Re-screen clients for Covid-19 symptoms before entering clinic

Clients with Covid-19 symptoms or other signs of illness will be asked to rebook in 14 days

Clients who have been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 will be asked to stand-down and rebook in 14 days

Clients who have been tested for Covid-19 will be asked to stand-down and rebook in 14 days

Clients who have been given a positive result for Covid-19 will be asked to stand-down and contact the clinic to rebook when they have recovered (not sooner than 14 days)

Clients with high risk conditions or over 70yo will be asked to wait until Level 1 before booking a massage

High standards of hygiene must be adhered to

Correct and thorough hand washing undertaken by both client and therapist

As Rejuvenate Therapy is based in my home, I have taken the decision to remain closed until the country is in Level 1 alert status.  This decision is to keep my family/myself and my clients safe.    


However, I will be seeing clients at City Osteopaths in the City, as this is a separate work space to my family space.  If you would like to see me there (currently I'm running 30-minute appointment times) please let me know.  

Please note, this is a fluid situation and may change rapidly.  Continue to check this page for updates

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As Rejuvenate Therapy is based in my 

Due to the current Level 3 and Level 4 status of NZ with regards Covid-19,  Rejuvenate Therapy is now closed.  Please refer to this page for future updates to Rejuvenate Therapy's status.  

All the very best for you and your family.  

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Good hygiene practices have always been a cornerstone of massage therapy services.  In the current situation, it is important to know about Rejuvenate Therapy’s hygiene procedure. 

Touch points

All touch points are cleaned regularly and prior to a client’s arrival with Mediwipes - surface disinfecting wipes used in hospitals and medical clinics, containing 70% alcohol.   

Touch points are as follows:

Outer door handle

Doorbell

Inner door handle

All internal door handles

Face cradle

Desk surface

Bathroom taps

Toilet seat and flushers

Pens

Laptop

Phone

Heater/fan on/off buttons

Electrical socket switch

Light switches


Payments


All payments are made via online banking.  No EFTPOS or cash. 


Linen


All linen is changed between clients and professionally laundered at high temperatures.

Hand washing 

Therapist's hands are washed for 20 seconds (up to and including the elbow) just prior to a client’s arrival.  Once the client arrives, and the client interview has taken place, hands are washed again for 20 seconds before commencing the massage session.  This is the same hygiene procedure that has always taken place in massage therapy practice. 

All clients are required to wash their hands for 20 seconds before entering the massage room.  Paper towels are supplied for thorough drying.  The bathroom is adjacent to the massage room. 

Hallway

As I offer massage in my home, the hallway is a communal zone, used by my family members. 

Please reschedule if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness and especially signs of Covid-19:

Fever

Cough

Shortness of breath

 

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