How to avoid catching and spreading Coronavirus (social distancing)
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
- avoid travel on public transport
- work from home, if you can
- comply with Government restrictions regarding not participating in social gatherings
- leave home only to attend work (unless working on line), exercise once per day, shop (unless can have delivery)
- use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
Our exceptional circumstances have been changing on a daily basis regarding the Coronavirus spread. As of the time of writing the Government have applied further restrictions upon social interaction and activities. In effect, this now means no in person interaction. Last week we sent out guidance on working remotely which we hope you found useful.
You can access further information on your members WIKI (you will need to log in). Please ensure you maintain the same ethical standards as you would working physically face to face and in keeping with the NCH Code of Ethical Practice:
During the pandemic, *online hypnotherapy can be an effective alternative to face to face sessions and provide much needed continuity for your clients during these challenging times. If you haven’t seen our previous email you can find more details about what is involved in online working here.
The NCH advise those who do not yet have the correct environment, facilities and technological skills, and who wish to work remotely to research and complete suitable courses for online therapy. This will help them understand the requirements for safe, ethical and competent working with clients on an internet platform.
Remember, when working with clients whether in person or remotely we are in a position of responsibility, our actions can influence our clients actions. By practicing safety first and self care we are demonstrating that it is imperative to look after ourselves in these unprecedented times.
We will keep you updated as circumstances change, until then, all of us at the NCH wish you a healthy, safe and peaceful time.
*Do contact your insurers to confirm cover for online work and comply with their requirements as all insurance companies are different.
Some useful sites:
if you have any questions regarding Covid19 concerns and practice please get in touch:
Warmest wishes and keep safe!
All at the NCH