OVERVIEW OF PRACTITIONERS PERMITTED TO CONTINUE THROUGHOUT TIER 5 (National Lockdown):
- as of 5th January 2021 -
The Sunflower Centre will remain open while following the Covid-Secure measures that have been put in place over recent months.
Each therapist is closely following government guidelines, as well as the often more stringent requirements of governing bodies and insurers.
This means that some therapists continue their work via online platforms whereas others are able to continue with face-to-face therapy.
In the following, you will find:
- which therapies are accessible online only and which are still available face-to-face
- how to book an appointment
- what to expect from a visit to the Sunflower Centre
- an overview of our Infection control measures
continues to be available as face-to-face therapy:
continues to be available online as well as face-to-face therapy:
is available as online and face-to-face therapy:
is available as face-to-face therapy:
is available as online therapy only:
How to book an appointment:
While reception remains closed and while an individual pre-screening of each client is in place, you need to contact your therapist directly on the emails provided above
Yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong and Tai Chi Classes
What to Expect when visiting the Sunflower Centre
Once you have arranged an appointment we ask that you:
- arrive on time for your appointment, as reception is closed and the practitioner will meet you in person at the door
- wear a face mask in the communal areas of the Centre and practise social distancing. We have staggered appointment times where possible to make this easy.
- make use of the hand gel in reception when entering the building as well as hand gel outside the toilets prior to using them. Thorough handwashing remains the most effective way to reduce infection.
- arrive ready for the therapy, i.e. avoid the need to get changed in the Centre
- arrive alone where possible, i.e. reduce the number of people in the Centre
- regarding babies/children:
- you may wish to bring your own toys/books along.
- Only one parent to attend, where possible
- please avoid changing nappies on-site if possible
When not to attend
If you develop a fever, a new cough, shortness of breath or loss/change to taste or smell prior to your appointment, you must not attend. You must also not attend if you have been advised to quarantine for any other reason. If you already have an appointment, please contacts your therapist as soon as possible if you need to cancel it.
Current advice is to stay at home for 10 days if you have a high fever, a new continuous cough, shortness of breath or loss/change to taste or smell. Equally, if someone you live with has symptoms you need to stay at home for 10 days from the day the first person in the home started showing symptoms. If you develop symptoms, please don’t go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. A useful link for deciding what to do or if you are worried is: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
There will be no late cancellation fee for anyone not attending for COVID-19 related reasons, but we ask that you let us know and are grateful for as much notice as possible. If you do not attend an appointment without giving notice, we reserve the right to charge the full fee.
The Sunflower Centre Covid-19 Risk Assessment - key points (more details available on request)
A comprehensive Covid-19 infection prevention and control Risk Assessment was undertaken on 20th May 2020 and is continuously being updated on the basis of the most recent advice as well as advice from the relevant governing body of each therapist:
- a partial one-way system is in place in that one door is for entering, another door is assigned for exiting the building
- hand sanitiser is available both on entry to the building and outside both washrooms
- we have eliminated fabric and replaced with vinyl/plastic where necessary for ease of cleaning
- disinfection of work surfaces, treatment beds, chairs etc in between treatments
- appropriate ventilation and time buffers between client sessions
- handwashing before and after each client
- disposable aprons or changing of clothes in between clients
- the wearing of face masks where social distancing guidelines not possible
- heightened cleaning procedures are in place
- relevant PPE is in use
- room size has been taken into consideration and larger rooms are being used where necessary
- payments by bank transfer only
- practitioners who feel unwell will not be working at the Centre
- we have plans in place for if anyone using the building - practitioner or patient - is contacted by the Track & Trace app