My number one priority is to ensure the safety of your family and mine, as it's always been. I am taking all the necessary steps to protect our collective health by following the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria guidelines.
Vulnerable people are part of our livelihood and job - newborns, grandparents and children, and even before the recent global pandemic, we were washing hands and practising good hygiene.
***** IF YOU, OR ANYONE ELSE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE SICK OR HAVE BEEN WITHIN 48HRS OF YOUR SESSION TIME, PLEASE RESCHEDULE ****
My COVID-Safe workplan will be updated regularly and in accordance with current restrictions (Business and work | Coronavirus Victoria) and public health advice changes - Department of Health and Human Services Victoria | For health services and professionals - COVID-19 (dhhs.vic.gov.au)
and applies to all indoor studio sessions.
Business Name - Renee V Photography
ABN - 83238418189
Plan completed by Renee Vaeluaga
Date reviewed - 18/10/21
As we near the end of yet another Melbourne lockdown , the rules and regulations for photography have once again changed. Please read below to see the requirements for the professional photography industry in accordance with the Victorian Covid19 Roadmap Out of Lockdown and as recommended by the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers).
70% Of 16+ Population Fully Vaccinated (Indicative Date October 26th 2021)
80% Of 16+ Population Fully Vaccinated (Indicative date November 5th 2021)
I have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and can provide proof of this upon request.
Upon reopening all clients over the age of 16 must also be double vaccinated (or have an official medical exemption). As I write this, the mechanism for checking and documenting this requirement has yet to be finalised but the suggestions is it may be integrated into the existing QR check-in system.
Ensure physical distancing
Both the client and the photographer must remain a minimum of 1.5 m from each other at all times.
Only members of the same household can be photographed together indoors.
All transactional activity will be undertaken online.
Final Products will be posted directly to your place of residence, rather than my usual personal delivery service.
Wear a Face Covering
A face mask will be worn by the photographer at all times throughout the photography session.
Unless lawful exception applies, all people 12 and over will wear a face mask and only remove that face covering for the duration of the photography session.
Disposable face masks will be discarded immediately after session.
Practice good Hygiene
Clients must disinfect using hand sanitiser upon entering the studio.
Vigilant hand and cough hygiene will be maintained at all times by the photographer and client.
Disposable face masks and hand sanitiser will be available at the studio for use by the Client/s if needed.
The studio will undergo a deep clean and wiping down of all touch surfaces and bathroom facilities prior to each session with disinfectant.
Camera equipment, props, blankets etc. will be thoroughly cleaned and laundered between each client.
Clients are not permitted to handle any of the photographer’s equipment.
Keep records and act quickly if anybody becomes unwell
Contact details for all clients being photographed will be collected prior to the session.
The importance of not attending/rescheduling if unwell will be reinforced and is applicable to both the client and the photographer.
Any exposure to a person with Covid-19 will result in the closure of my business until it is declared safe to re-open by the relevant authorities.
In the event of the photographer coming into contact with a person with COVID-19, Work Safe Victoria will be notified immediately and all contact details will be provided. Any exposure to a person with COVID-19 will result in the closure of this business until it is declared safe to re-open by the relevant authorities.
In the event that the client comes into contact with a person with COVID-19, they shall notify the photographer immediately and will not schedule a photography session until they have received a negative test result.
Avoid interactions in enclosed spaces
Airflow will be enhanced by opening windows and doors where possible during an indoor studio sessions.
Creative Workforce bubbles
As a Sole Trader, I will be working alone.
The policies listed in this section are ones that have always been and will continue to be in place for the studio. Bold policies are newly updated based on the current health situation.
Client Policy Changes
In order to maintain the utmost safety, we ask that you, as the client, follow these steps to ensure our well being as well as your own.