March 12, 2020

Coronavirus Advice for Sound Therapists

This advice is for social distancing measures and is not appropriate during lockdown.

Everyone is talking about Coronavirus and it’s important to take caution if you are running group sound bath events. Here is our advice to our students, alumni and other sound therapists who might be running these sessions.

  • It is recommended that people do not lay down or sit closer than 2 metres apart
  • Handshakes, hugging and close conversation is not recommended
  • Always check contraindications beforehand – anyone with a respiratory infection, travelling from a high risk country or in a vulnerable group (underlying condition heart/lungs or elderly) are not to attend
  • Use antibacterial wipes to wipe down any shared mats, surfaces (including door handles), instruments before and after the session
  • Wear a mask – although this offers minimal protection
  • Wash hands in hot soapy water for 20 seconds minimum immediately after the session and/or handling the consent forms
  • Avoid touching face, mouth and eyes
  • Avoid close conversation with clients
  • We recommend that people do not stay for refreshments or gather in close proximity before or after the session.
  • Air the room before and after (you may need to get there earlier to make sure the room is not too cold for when people arrive)
  • Do not hold the soundbath in a place where there are vulnerable groups present such as the elderly or sick
  • Bring plenty of tissues with you to give to people that are coughing or sneezing in the session. If they leave them behind pick the tissue up in another tissue and bin in. Then wash your hands or use hand sanitiser
  • Ideally ask people to bring their own mats and blankets with them

For further advice on keeping yourself and your clients protected, see the latest government advice.

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