COVID-19 Policy & Procedure – In House Courses

Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy is to fully reopen in the new academic year September 2021. This policy outlines the measures and practices in place to ensure the maximum safety and protection of our staff and visitors.

To support actions that combat the spread of the virus, we are implementing ways of greeting our students and operating that allow us to meet three goals:

  • To protect the safety and health of our students and staff.
  • To continue to teach our students, in pursuit of their personal development goals and aspirations
  • To be part of the solution to slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Practical Measures

  •  Student numbers will be strictly limited to a maximum of 10 students for theory-based courses and 6 students for practical massage courses.
  • All bookings will be flexible – if a student is unable to attend the course due to issues directly linked to Covid-19 the booking will be placed on hold and a transfer to a new date will be offered.
  • Where possible for practical massage courses, students will be asked to work on each other in pairs to limit the number of visitors. If this is not possible models can be used. Where possible students will be asked to bring their own model, preferably from their own household or social bubble.
  • The training room will be well ventilated with open windows and the diffusion of anti-viral essential oils.
  • Hand gel will be provided on entry and throughout the course for regular use.
  • Regular hand washing is essential, and signage detailing guidance will be on display within the building.
  • The training room and all public spaces will be cleaned thoroughly prior to the commencement of each day of a course. All equipment will be sterilised.
  • Sealed bottles of water will be available.
  • Fresh towels for practical treatments will be provided and assigned to each student – all towels will be washed at a minimum of 60 degrees before and after treatment. A container will be provided for students to deposit used towels.

On-site Measures and PPE – Students

  • On entry to the building students will be required to complete a short medical questionnaire to include the taking of their temperature, failure to complete this assessment or a submission which does not meet a safe and satisfactory response will result in the student’s attendance being cancelled and access to the building denied. The student booking will be placed on hold and a transfer to a new date will be offered.

On-site Measures and PPE – Models

  • On entry to the building models will be required to complete a short medical questionnaire to include the taking of their temperature, failure to complete this assessment or a submission which does not meet a safe and satisfactory response will result in the models attendance being cancelled and access to the building denied.

If you have any questions relating to this policy please email courses@penny-price.com or call 01455251020.