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COVID Protocols

For Students and Practitioners

We take the health and safety of our students and clients seriously and have developed protocols to keep you safe in the treatment room and the classroom.



•Schedule appointments so that there is no chance of clients coming into contact with each other.

•Ask client stay in car and call upon arrival. Go out and collect them when ready.

•Ask client to wear a mask if they are able.

•Email COVID protocols to them before the appointment

•Email the waiver and ask them to sign it. If they do not bring it with them – ask them to sign a waiver before entering the building. Ensure shared pens are sanitized.

•No shaking hands/hugging

Entering the Building/Treatment Room

•Hand sanitizer must be used upon entering the building. This should be available at the entrance.

•Open the door(s) for the client

Amenities/Food and Beverages

•Do not provide refreshments. If you provide water, consider giving them an individual water bottle or use a disposable cup. Ensure that the cup is placed in the garbage by the client as soon as finished. Alternatively, request the client brings their own.

•Ensure washrooms are regularly sanitized. Provide paper towels. Soap and hand sanitizer.

•Provide a box of facial tissue to self-serve while not holding box), and remove top tissue and disposing, use second tissue dispensed. Properly dispose of tissue in bag-lined garbage container followed by hand hygiene.

Cleaning Routines

•Surfaces and high touch areas will be regularly wiped down with approved sanitizer.

•Massage beds and all equipment to be cleansed between clients.

•Pillow-cases, blankets etc changed between clients. Linen to be placed immediately in a linen basket with a closed lid, or in a plastic bag that is fully tied at the top.

Client management

•Expectations will be communicated to clients in a clear expectation of COVID protocols.

•Provide clear signage.


•Consider the range of services you offer and decide if there are any treatments/protocols that are high risk. Look at adapting those, or not providing them.

•Wear a mask and or full-face shield. Request clients where a mask if they are able.

•Wash hands before and after treatment.

This is not an exhaustive list. You must do your research and apply this to your own practice and services. Here is a link to the worksafebc website on providing personal services. Go through all the information and determine what works for you.


Entrance/Exit Procedures:

•Before entering the workshop, answer the following screening questions (these are also posted on the workshop door/at the entrance:

oDo you have any cold or flu like symptoms?

oHave you returned from travel in the last 14-days?

oHave you been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

If you answer yes to any question, do not enter the building. A staff member will discuss next steps with you, which might result in you needing to go home.

You will be required to sign a self assessment and waiver.

•Entering the workshop will be through the main front door. You must exit the workshop via the back door.

•Hand sanitizer must be used upon entering the workshop. This will be available at the entrance. Should you choose to wear gloves – you still must use the hand sanitizer on top of the gloves. Gloves are not provided.

•Physically distance yourself 2 meters while waiting for another student in front of you to enter or exit the building.

•You may wish to wear a mask. These are not supplied, so please bring one with you.

Amenities/Food and Beverages

•No shared or distribution of refreshments.

•Students will bring in their own beverages. They must take disposable cups home.

•Students will be encouraged to eat their snacks and lunch off the premises, in their car etc. No access to the fridge, microwave or kettle will be allowed.

Classroom and Materials

•Seats will be separated in accordance to physical distancing guidelines of 2 m

•Tables will not be used.

•No pens, pencils, notepads to be exchanged between people.

•Box of facial tissue will be available. Student or staff to self-serve while not holding box), and remove top tissue and disposing, use second tissue dispensed. Properly dispose of tissue in bag-lined garbage container followed by hand hygiene.

•Surfaces and high touch areas will be regularly wiped down.

•Course manuals will not be provided but will be available for download as a PDF. In the event of a student not having access to printing – we will be happy to print it for the student if requested.


•Bathrooms are well stocked with liquid soap and paper towels and that warm running water is available.

•Commonly used surfaces and high touch areas must be cleaned after use. Disinfectant wipes will be available to use.

Student management

•Expectations will be communicated to students in a clear expectation of a revised 

classroom protocol

Practical Activities

•Practical activities are an important way in which students develop skill and confidence. In order to ensure these are as safe as possible, students must wear a mask whilst participating in an activity where physical distancing is difficult to maintain. Hand washing and hand sanitizing will be required before and after each activity.

oBoth students must wear masks throughout the session. The student who is providing the healing modality will also wear a face shield in addition to the mask. This will be provided.

oHands must be washed prior to and after the practice session. Should gloves be worn by the student and or practice client, they should be disinfected before and after treatment. Gloves are not provided.

o Reiki hand positions for the head will be performed “without touch”. Should a student wish to undertake the full session without touch, this is an option and students will be shown how to do this.  

oEquipment, massage beds etc. to be sanitized between use. Disinfectant and cloths will be provided.

oStudents to provide their own pillow and blanket.

Reiki Attunements

•An attunement is an important part of the process that includes some touch between Reiki master and student. The process has been amended to limit touch. Students and the Reiki Master will wear a face mask throughout the process. Hand sanitizing will be undertaken between students.





Date: _______________ Program of Study:/Service  ____________ 

Name: ______________________

This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.  Please note, If, any of the responses to the questions below are “yes” you will not be able to attend the program/receive the service until you can have been cleared by a medical professional.

1) Are you experiencing any of the following:

Severe difficulty breathing (e.g. struggling to breathe or speaking in single words)

Severe chest pain

Having a very hard time waking up

Feeling confused

Losing consciousness


2) Are you experiencing any of the following:

Mild to moderate shortness of breath

Inability to lie down because of difficulty breathing

Chronic health conditions that you are having difficulty managing because of difficulty breathing


3) Are you experiencing any of the following:




Sore Throat


4 Have you travelled to any countries outside Canada (including the United States) within the last 14



5) Did you provide care or have close contact with a person with COVID-19 (probable or confirmed)

while they were ill (cough, fever, sneezing, or sore throat)?


6) Did you have close contact with a person who travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days who

has become ill (cough, fever, sneezing, or sore throat)?


I understand that while the program facilitator/service provider  (Dawn Kirkham) is following all of the health and safety guidelines outlined by the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine, and the Provincial Health Officer and they are taking all reasonable precautions to mitigate risk, there are no guarantees that I may not come into contact with COVID-19 by participating in the practical part of this program/receiving this service. By signing this form, I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks involved and give consent to participate.


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