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Covid Restrictions Update 28 February 2022:

The National Public Health Emergency Team has recommended that the requirement to wear mask in most areas where currently regulated should end by February 28th. However, mask wearing will still be required in healthcare settings, for further updates go to http://www.gov.ie

 


 

 

Covid Restrictions Update 27 January 2022:

We are delighted to hear of the recent lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by our government. While there is a level of normality returning, and as the high rates of daily cases of covid still exist especially as it is still flu season, it is important that our members keep applying professional high standards around Covid Prevention within the clinical practice setting.

Following the recent Government announcement re Covid-19 and the latest updates dated today, 26th January 2022 on the removal of most of the public health measures currently in place the Irish Reflexologists Institute make the following recommendations to their members.

  • Appointment procedures and Pre-treatment screening is at the members discretion, but it is advised that members establish that clients have no symptoms before treatment
  • Communications with clients is at the members discretion
  • All cleaning & sanitising procedures should remain a priority
  • Maintain the current standard of handwashing and sanitising.
  • Keep applying high standards of hygiene and cleaning between clients especially to all touch surfaces and bedding.
  • Mask wearing will still be required in clinical settings, for both therapist and client, except for those who already have exemptions on medical grounds
  • As Covid testing is still in place it is recommended to ask our clients to reschedule their appointment if they have
    • a positive antigen test,
    • have been a close contact
    • are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Requirements for physical distancing (2m) are no longer necessary
  • Requirements for Contact Tracing are no longer necessary
  • Continue to risk assess on an individual basis particularly for those most vulnerable
  • Review and update Covid-19 posters as necessary

The IRI recommend that each member update their individual Risk Assessment and continue to take any precautions necessary to protect their business, clients, family members and themselves and reduce any risk of exposure to or transmission of Covid-19

It should be noted that the Government have also reiterated that the Covid-19 pandemic is not over and the emergence of new variants with increased levels of transmissibility remains a risk.

As the Government continue to review their recommendations the IRI ask its members to continue to refer to www.gov.ie / www.hse.ie  for any changes or updates on their recommendations.

 


Back to Work Documents June 2020

We are delighted to introduce our Back to Work Guidance and Standard Operating Procedure Documents. These documents are formulated to help support our members on their return to work. They are living documents and are subject to change in line with Public Health Advice. The onus is on each therapist to ensure that their workplace and practices are compliant with current recommendations.

Please note there are many pages in the document when you open them, you need to read all the pages.

Covid-19 guidelines that may be required in your workplace – click the link HERE
Templates and Guidelines you need in your clinic – for Full Document click HERE

 

Individual Templates.

Click the links below to download the PDF onto your computer.

Appointment Procedure …………………………………………………….CLICK HERE

Covid-19 Consent Form …………………………………………………….CLICK HERE

Pre-Treatment Screening Check ………………………………………..CLICK HERE

Policies Checklist ………………………………………………………………CLICK HERE

Communications with Clients…………………………………………… CLICK HERE

Therapists Responsibility Update Training on Covid-19……..CLICK HERE

Practice Preparation by Area……………………………………………..CLICK HERE

Therapists/Members Obligations………………………………………..CLICK HERE

Hand Washing Poster…………………………………………………………CLICK HERE

Daily Cleaning Log……………………………………………………………..CLICK HERE

Between Clients Cleaning Log……………………………………………CLICK HERE

Weekly Deep Cleaning Log………………………………………………..CLICK HERE

Daily Contact Log………………………………………………………………CLICK HERE

 

Previous Documents

Mary Finn’s  Return to Work Presentation
Mary Finn – Presentation

Peninsula have agreed to share the full recording of the webinar with us, not just our own section. Here is the link to it now.
Peninsula Back to Work Presentation

Below are the presentations from FICTA.
FICTA Risk Assessment 4th Article

FICTA Back to Work Presentation

FICTA Back to Work Presentation 2nd Article


Back to Work FICTA Update 2020

The IRIL are pleased to forward some of the recommendations that are essential for reflexologists to have in place before starting back at work.

Please keep an eye on Face Book and the website for announcements.

https://www.reflexology.ie/covid-19/

This is a brief outline of some of the documents that is in process of being published and being presented to Government and to IRIL and FICTA affiliated organizations.

  • IPC Officer to be appointed
  • Update Infection & Prevention Control besmart.ie
  • WHO free online courses https://openwho.org/courses
  • Procedures in the event of suspected Covid19 cases
  • Updated treatment protocols
  • Treatment Consultation Form
  • PPE Required
  • Cleaning protocol before & after treatment
  • Standard Operating Procedures for Cleaning Clinic
  • Pre-treatment Consultation form
  • Consent to treat and share information on contact tracing
  • Contact log
  • Insurance cover
  • First Aid Updates to consider social distancing
  • Posters downloads for Hand washing, Hand Sanitization, PPE masks etc on https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/
  • Return to work safely protocol on the following website

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/22829a-return-to-work-safely-protocol/

  • Mental Health awareness and information on this website

https://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/your-mental-health/

We will keep members updated on these documents as soon as they are finalized.  We endeavor to support all our members and their clients in getting back to their practices in an easy and safest way possible.

 

Kind Regards

Maureen O Callaghan

FICTA Officer for the IRIL


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