Light In The Black Protocol both before and during client photoshoot experiences.

Safe operation protocols following the Covid-19 Virus

As a professional photography business working in our community it is essential for us to help and minimise the spread of any infection. Even though we have always operated a clean studio working policy we have introduced some new working protocols to meet government guidelines as well as common sense initiatives to protect us & you.

Like all small business we have been hit by this pandemic lockdown and are eager to get back to work, but we can only do that safely with your cooperation, which includes temperature testing on arrival, a no touch protocol and sanitation gel on arrival.

Personal Protection Equipment

Our key PPE protection is through temperature monitoring & sanitisation gel on arrival, for both you and us. We would prefer to work without PPE, like masks and gloves, most of the time, but at your request or for specific reasons or government guidelines, we will of course do so.

Sanitisation, Hand Washing, Sneeze Etiquette and health monitoring will all follow our studio protocol.

Social Distancing

We have rearranged our diary to ensure no crossover and are working to a strict “By Appointment Only” rule as well as ensuring our contact is minimised with the social distancing. As we say “2 meters don’t mean we don’t love you” in fact by respecting the 2-meter guideline as well as our no touch policy, the session will follow and still feel like a great experience.

We will follow guidelines on grouping and numbers at all time and adjust to the numbers in a session allowed.

Whilst we do have a toilet facility, we do ask that you do not use it for the time being unless absolutely necessary.

When shooting on location we will only be photographing one family at a time, with an extended time slot to allow for appropriate client & studio sanitisation protocol.

Temperature checks & 3 little questions

As we photograph the different vulnerable age groups, we take an infrared temperature check on arrival of everyone, including ourselves. We ask the main contact of a group with mixed families, especially those with very young children make this procedure into more of a game, we may refer to it being a “Happy Meter” Any subject who has a temperature of 37.8 or above, the session will need to be rescheduled.

On arrival we will ask 3 simple questions:

1. How is everyone feeling?

2. Has anyone had a cough or any flu-like or Covid symptoms in the last 14 days.

3. Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the last 14 days, including a visit to hospital?

Sanitation Protocol Prior to all sessions

Our sanitisation and cleaning protocol as a minimum include:

Hand Gel & Temperature Check on Arrival

Designated coat and baggage area.

Washing hands regularly before and after any session.

Cleaning of all client areas and furniture, including, door handles & counter tops.

Post Session cleaning of studio props that clients might come in contact with.

Client Compliance

Covid-19 Liability Release Waiver *Signature Required Prior to Every Scheduled Appointment*

Due to the 2019-2020 outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Light In The Black Photography is taking extra precautions with the care of every client to include additional cleaning of the premises and equipment between every client as well as additional hand sanitisers on entry and exit. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

• Fever

• Fatigue

• Dry Cough

• Difficulty Breathing

Clients must confirm agreement to the following: (TICK BOX PLEASE BEFORE EACH OF THESE)

• Temperature Checks on Arrival at the studio

• I understand the above symptoms and affirm that I, as well as all household members do not currently have, not have experienced the symptoms listed WITHIN THE LAST 14 DAYS.

• I affirm that I, as well as all household members have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 WITHIN THE PAST 30 DAYS.

• I affirm that I, as well as all household members have not knowingly been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 WITHIN THE PAST 30 DAYS.

• I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not traveled outside the country or any city considered to be a “Hot Spot” for COVID-19 WITHIN THE PAST 30 DAYS.

• I understand that Light In The Black Photography cannot be held liable for any exposure to the Covid-19 virus caused by misinformation on this form. Light In The Black Photography is following these enhanced procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

• Prepayment of services available if clients prefer.

• Additional time included between appointments to prevent client contact with each other.

• Each client required to sanitiser their hands upon arrival and before leaving.

• All items in contact with client will be thoroughly cleaned between each client.

• All surfaces will be wiped thoroughly with a recognized disinfectant before and after each client according to the manufacturer’s instruction.

By signing below, I agree to each statement above and release Light In The Black Photography from any and all liability for the unintentional exposure or harm due to COVID-19.

Light In The Black Photography agrees to abide by these standards and affirms the same.

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