Baldock Baby Massage

Supporting local mums

Minimising the risk

Keeping up to date with the most recent government and association guidance to keep you safe when you visit. Please note there have been many changes over the past few months and BBM is committed to being up to date an implement any necessary changes to keep you safe!!!


Risk assessments, cleaning regimes and communication has been specifically prepared to reflect BB&R / BBM services and venues. 

Clients and parents have a responsibility to follow policies in an effort to do our bit in controlling the virus. 


Please note

Government guidance is continuously changing and this will be reflected in the way we come together.

LOCKDOWN

&

Local covid alert levels

Baldock baby massage classes are recognised and approved by the local council to provide postnatal support allowing us to continue to provide this essential service to parents of babies under 12 months, and upto 7 years where there are additional needs, throughout all covid alert levels including lockdown.


Proud to be an active member of the IAIM.  **researched backed benefits, specific to the IAIM curriculum has been systematically reviewed demonstrating the benefits that this course has on mental health, wellbeing, bonding and attachment.  

Thorough covid safe risk assessments, approved by North Hertfordshire Environmental health, are used to lower the risk of spread of infection. 

Upto date training on cross contamination and infection control.


Groups are small, normally 6-7 mums.

Venues are large enough to comfortably maintain 2 metre social distancing and have good ventilation as this is key in minimising risk. 

📋All activities assessed to minimise and reduce the risk

📖✍🏽 Following the IAIM, researched based, curriculum.  Documented studies of the programme and the benefits it provides to postnatal mums and babies is recognised around the globe.  

🖐🏽 Sanitiser station and hand washing facilities at entrance

📏 2 metre social distancing for babies as well as adults

🚿Cleaning regimes before and after each group

🚫No sharing of props or equipment

😷Masks worn when entering or moving around the venue (removed when in your allocated space)

🌀Ventilation processes in place alongside comfortable temperature. 

Updated training in infection control and cross contamination prevention

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**Closed January & February 2021 due to high levels of local cases.

*Studies and research are based on the IAIM curriculum  delivered in full and in person.  


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home


Baby Massage​ 

Control the virus

If anyone in your household or bubble is experiencing the following symptoms;

Temperature

New cough

Loss o​f taste or smell

or you are required to self isolate for any reason, ​please no not attend sessions.

Visit the gov.uk website and follow the current guidance. 


HAND WASHING 

Science still suggests that hand washing is more effective than hand gels (gels are fine if no sinks available) we are fortunate to have plenty of hand washing stations in our venue. You will be asked to wash your hands upon arrival. 


Do I have to wear a mask? 

The current guidance requires you to wear a mask where 2 metre social distancing cannot be maintained.

All my classes will have 2 metres social distancing and participants are required to respect this distance 


Our classes focus on parenting and nurturing skills as well as communication and development. It's important for babies to see your facial expressions and clearly hear your voice whilst massaging. I work with smaller groups to ensure we have the ability to safely do this. 

Ventilation

Scientific studies have show that good ventilation reduces the spread of covid-19.

https://theconversation.com/how-to-use-ventilation-and-air-filtration-to-prevent-the-spread-of-coronavirus-indoors-143732

I use venues with windows and door that open to allow the room to fully air before and after each sessions.  Extractor fans will remain on where possible and a window will remain a tad open, on the latch to ensure fresh air exchange. 

Heating will be on during the winter months.

https://fb.watch/1-KI9EMvxo/

Does the rule of 6 apply to covid safe venues?

Postnatal support groups are permitted to work with up to 15 parents plus their babies.  

However, your group will be significantly smaller with only 6/7 mums plus babies.  This ensures everyone can be seen and heard and able to fully enjoy the course. Less people = Lower risk.

Singing

New research has demonstrated that singing at a low volume does not increase the spread of droplets as much as previously thought. That there is very little difference between talking and singing in a low volume. This is GREAT NEWS for us as singing is such a lovely part of our course.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/singing-coronavirus-risk-talking-study-performing-arts-imperial-a9680876.html


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-suggested-principles-of-safer-singing/covid-19-suggested-principles-of-safer-singing


What shall I bring?

Your personal items will need to be kept within your allocated space.

  • A yoga / gym mat
  • 2 x towels or blankets
  • A distraction toy for older babies.
  • A drink and snack for you.
  • Changing bag with any items you feel you will need during the session.
Please take used nappies and rubbish home with you.

Refreshments

Refreshments with be provided following strict hygiene measures in line with government and food standards agency guidance.

All items will be individually wrapped or served in disposable cups.

Provision WILL VARY during different alert levels



Course dates

Baby led classes

Babies are welcome whatever their mood.  Its normal for babies to cry and make lots of noise so never feel embarrassed about this. 

If baby needs feeding, changing or cuddling during the session please do so as part of our group. If baby decides to sleep through the session feel free to practise the strokes on one of my demonstration doll (they're cleaned after every use) or just sit back and watch and enjoy being part of our lovely group with your hands free to enjoy a cuppa. 

What happens if there's another lockdown?

We were permitted to continue through the previous lockdowns.  Risk assessments and covid safe practices have been approved by North herts environmental health allowing us to continue as postnatal support for new mums. 

However, if cases in the local area are extremely high, In person sessions will pause and an online provision will be optional.

Covid Alert levels 

We are able to offer in person classes throughout covid alert levels 1-4. 

Can I bring someone with me?

Due to social distancing, classes are running at smaller capacity. Only one adult may attend with their baby/ies.

Older siblings cannot attend groups sessions.


Additional sessions may be arranged to include partners

Track & Trace 

Safeguarding

Your weekly attendance is recorded and will be shared with track and trace if requested. 


A QR code is available to scan when entering if used this will speed up the contact tracing process. 


BBM safeguarding policy is available to view on request.

The information below refers to the beauty and massage treatments 

Baldock Beauty & Relaxation

Treatments for Mums

limited appointments available to existing clients or mums that have done my baby massage course

Message me to book


Control the Virus

Please do not attend if 

  • feeling unwell
  • received a positive test
  • required to self isolate 
  • awaiting test results
  • travelled overseas recently

Non symptomatic home testing kits are available free of charge to everyone in England. Please do one at home before visiting for a close contact treatment. 


Lateral Flow Testing

The NHS are providing free Lateral Flow Testing to everyone in England.  Home testing kits can be collected from local collection points.

I am asking my clients to do a LFT on the morning of or the evening before their appointment in order to minimise the risk to all my clients, our families and myself.  I will not be offended if you would prefer to use another therapist who is not asking you or any of their other clients to do a test.

Minimising risk

  • Do a LFT before you arrive.
  • Come on your own
  • Wear your mask 
  • Sanitise your 
  • Please use your own loo at home before arriving.

Good ventilation

The room will be fully ventilated before and after your appointment and a window will remain on the latch during your appointment.


The room will be heated.

Massage

30, 45 & 60 mins appointments will be available. 


A heated blanket and hear will be on during your massage.  


Please remove your mask when  face down. A face cloth or mask should cover your face whilst supine.

Eyebrows and Lashes

These service are now available to book.  

Make sure you book a test patch if you've not had these treatments at BB&R before or its been awhile since your last one. 


All clients will need a new product test for Lash lifts.

This will be done outdoors and takes approx 1 minute  

Can I have a facial

Currently Unavailable 

 Limited appointments

for my Existing clients only.  

This includes anyone who has attended my baby massage courses.

If you need to cancel please give as much notice as practically possible.  

I offer an extremely fair cancellation policy and will not penalise those that are cancelling to keep others safe!

PLEASE reschedule if you are feeling unwell!!


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