All indicators are that the spread of coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, is showing no signs of slowing – in fact it is escalating daily.
Although the chance of fatality from the illness is seemingly quite small, any meeting which brings people into close contact (like a massage session) increases the risk of spreading the infection – and so increasing the risk of passing it on to those who are most at risk, those already ill or vulnerable. Not only does this put them at risk, but it also increases the strain on our already stretched health service.
I am monitoring the situation closely and day by day – at the moment, I’m operating business as close to normal as possible and look forward to seeing you for your next appointment.
Here are some important points however:
• Please don’t be offended, but I will be asking anyone coming for an appointment to also wash their hands on arrival.
• If you have a cold, a sniffle, a cough, fever or are feeling unwell, firstly, I’m sorry to hear it! And secondly, I would ask that you kindly reschedule your appointment so that I can see you when you’re back feeling fighting fit.
• If in the 14 days prior to your appointment you have travelled anywhere abroad, I would ask that you kindly reschedule your appointment here so that I minimise the risk to my more vulnerable clients and their families as much as possible.
• Please keep me informed if you are not going to come for your appointment.
• You will not miss out on your appointment, it is just postponing it until it is safe to meet again. I promise to catch up on all missed appointments so there is no need for you to change your Standing Order.
I will not be taking on any new clients until it is safe to do so.
If and when the time comes that I need to take extra measures, I will do so in the most responsible way as advised by the right authorities.
In the meantime, we all need to optimise our psychological and physical health to boost immunity and overall resilience. Some of my recommendations for your self-care:
• Sleep at least eight hours every night.
• Get regular exercise, preferably outdoors.
• Eat a balanced and healthy diet.
• Double down on your spiritual practices.
• Work with fears as they arise but don’t let them overwhelm you.
• Focus on opportunities, not doomsday scenarios: how can this situation cause positive changes that we and the world need anyway? This keeps us out of a hopeless victim mentality, which is bad for our health.
Stay safe and well and I look forward to seeing you for your next appointment, whenever that may be!