Although haircuts and therapeutic massage have been allowed in this lockdown period in New South Wales, giving reiki treatments has not been allowed. So, it’s been the longest period of not giving treatments for me while I’ve been in Sydney and not on holidays! Over two and a half months!
As of 1 June, both the Australian Reiki Connection (a national reiki practitioners group) and my health insurer (Berkley Insurance) have said that it’s OK to open up again in New South Wales. I’ve doing a gradual opening with some limited hours but will be back to normal this week (as of 18 June).
If you are planning on coming for a reiki treatment, here’s what we need to do:
- If you are sick, please don’t come for a treatment. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, please seek medical care and COVID-19 testing. If you’ve made an appointment and need to cancel it, please let me know as early as possible that you’re not coming.
- On arrival to the treatment, I’ll ask you to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, and will have hand sanitiser if you want to use that as well or instead.
- Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands.
If you feel you are at risk of COVID-19 (international travel, close contact with large groups of people such as at parties, working in large groups of people like in the healthcare system), I’d appreciate it if you would not come for a treatment at this time.
I was considering asking clients that we connect with each other on the COVIDSafe app upon arrival for a treatment, but my understanding from reading up on it is that the app is not widely used and has enough IT problems (particularly for iPhone users), that it’s not effective, nor worth bothering with at this time.
I’ll make sure the place is clean and tidy and that my hands are washed, though I would do this during non-COVID-19 times too. Thanks for reading. Hope to see you soon.