Covid 19 statement

Updated 2nd February 2021

The COVID-19 outbreak has changed many things about the way we live and work, but I’m still here to support my clients in this challenging time.  Over the past year much of my work has been done remotely but, in accordance with the Government guidelines and as our profession is listed as an essential service [1]  and I am able to maintain a 2+mt distance, for most of 2020 I was able to hold face to face sessions in my office in Sandymount, Cobh.  However during the current strict Level 5 lockdown I have suspended face to face sessions.  Once the figures improve significantly and the restrictions are lifted I hope to return to in person sessions - I will be very cautious and make an informed decision taking into account that the new variants are more easily transmitted.  

I am following the latest public health advice and implementing measures to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infection.  In my office in Cobh clients have access to a bathroom and all clients are requested to wash and sanitise hands before and after each appointment. Hot water, soap, hand sanitiser and individual towels to dry hands are provided. Clients are not required to wear masks in session however are required to wear a mask when entering the building (which is a public building) and in the waiting areas - masks can be removed once in my office.  The distance between my client and me is in excess of 2mts.   All surfaces (chair, door handles, taps, banisters) are sanitised between sessions. I have a HEPA filter air-purifier operating in my room during sessions and I ventilate the room between sessions. I have discontinued working from my office in Cork city as I'm not confident that I can implement these measures in that location.  

NB:  If you have any symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or fever, loss or change to sense of smell or taste) or have cold or flu like symptoms please cancel your appointment (24hr notice is not required).

If you are an existing client and would like to schedule an appointment please make contact. My online sessions are held on Zoom and password protected.

I have put together a list of resources, which I'm adding to regularly. I’m a big advocate for mindfulness and there are lots of marvelous, free, live online sessions linked here.  Please circulate to anyone who might be interested;

https://www.rosariiryan.ie/covid19resources


Naturally this is a difficult time for us all and can be anxiety provoking for many.  Here are a few tips which can help to cope:  Stick to reliable, reputable, trustworthy sources of information (HSE, WHO, RTE etc.) and reduce your time on social media scanning for information, spend more time connecting with friends and family.  Make sure you’re getting plenty sleep, exercise and keep eating healthy nutritious foods.  Enjoy the downtime (if you have it), play games, have fun, laugh a lot.

... and remember this too will pass

'But then it passed, as all things do.'  Khaled Hosseini

[1] https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/c9158-essential-services/#human-health-and-social-work-activities

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