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 1, 2, 3 & 4

Baldock baby massage classes are able 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 4 local covid alert levels including lockdown.


The reason that we are able to continue this service is due to the **researched backed benefits, specific to the IAIM curriculum.  The research has been systematically reviewed and demonstrated the benefits that this course has on mental health, wellbeing, bonding and attachment.  

I have completed thorough covid safe risk assessments and have put balanced controls and precaution in place to keep you safe.  These have been approved by North Hertfordshire Environmental health who have permitted me to continue to offer face to face support groups for postnatal mums.



Groups are small, normally 6-7 mums.

Venues are large enough to comfortably maintain 2 metre social distancing.

📋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. 

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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


Researched backed support

The International Association of Infant massage (IAIM) programme has numerous research and studies specific to the programme that demonstrates the positive effects the programme has on postnatal mental health, wellbeing, improvement of attachment and bonding as well as support to babies physical, emotional and cognitive development.


The research is specific to the IAIM programme when delivered In person, following the full IAIM curriculum.  

It does not comment on baby massage in general. 


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 and will be suspended whilst "eat in"  remains closed.


MARCH 2021 PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS (NO NUTS)

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 throughout the November lockdown.  Our classes remained in person and we followed our lockdown risk assessment.


The government has recognised the importance of our group in supporting new parents. 

If permitted and assessed safe to continue, classes will remain "In person" during any future lockdowns.  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home 

Covid Alert levels 1,2,3,&4

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


During National Lockdowns Caroline will assess the risk level in the local area to determine if classes are safe to continue in person. Online support will be offered when the risk is deemed too high to continue in person.


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.

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 - not baby massage courses

Baldock Beauty & Relaxation

CLOSED 

AND WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL SUMMER 2021


Baby massage is safely facilitated with a minimum of 2 metres social distancing and will continue

Control the Virus

If anyone in your household is experiencing the following symptoms;

Temperature

New cough

Loss of taste or smell

Visit the gov.uk website for the most up to date guidance.

Please reschedule your appointment with as much notice as practically possible.


If you have travelled overseas or into an "area of intervention" please wait 2 weeks before attending. 

Face coverings 

Please have your mask on when you enter and avoid touching your mask. 

A covid form will need completing before arriving.


I will have the windows open during your treatment to allow good ventilation.


Refreshments will not be provided.  


I ask that clients use the loo in their own homes before arriving.

Hand & Feet hygiene

Please wash or sanitise your hands on arrival. 


If you would like to wear your flip flops whist your traditional varnish is being applied please bring flip flops that can be submerged in water. 

Changes

My regulars will know that I've always followed high levels of hyeigne with individual nail files for each client, hygienic foot bowls, towels washed after each client, no double dipping, single use or sanitised tools.

You will notice that the room looks bear.  I've stripped back and decluttered so that every surface is easy to wipe down after each client.


Card payments are now accepted via the booking app. 

Can I book a massage and facial?

Due to the close contact for this service it will not available at BB&R until further notice. 

Good ventilation

The treatment room boasts beautiful windows that open and allow plenty of fresh air to enter the room.

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.  

There is a small charge for your product test but this is credited against your next treatment. 

 Limited appointments

Limited services

I'm not taking new clients on at the moment. 


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

Above all, PLEASE reschedule if you are feeling unwell!!


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