Our Coronavirus Studio Photography Policy is outlined here, so that you, as our customers, can rest assured that your visit to the studio is as safe as we can possibly make it.
Cleanliness and hygiene has always been extremely important to us at Red Frog Studio Photography. And with the new government guidelines in place, we’ve introduced even more measures to keep you, (and us), safe!
What changes have been made to reduce the risk of the virus in the studio?
We aim to allow 1 hour between shoots in the studio. This gives us time to thoroughly sanitise everything. In addition to our usual cleaning procedures, all surfaces will be fully sanitised, especially any high touch surfaces. These include, but are not limited to, door handles, chairs, card machine, bathrooms and taps. Floors will be steamed. Use of props will be limited and, once sanitised, we will allow 72hrs between use. Any props that are within reach and not in use will be stored in the stock room, to avoid cross-contamination.
Windows will be opened to help circular the air as much as possible. Non-touch hand sanitiser gel and soap dispensers have been installed and hand towels have been replaced with paper towels. Lateral flow tests will be taken by the photographer at least twice a week. Due to the new and increased risk of the Omicron variant of Covid 19, we have now reintroduced the wearing of a visor during shoots, for the photographer. For close contact shoots, such as newborn and baby shoots, an additional lateral flow test will be taken on the morning of the shoot and a mask and visor will be worn for positioning or wrapping the baby.
What will happen when you arrive for your shoot…
We ask that you use the antibacterial gel by the door for your hands, or you can wash them when you arrive. If you have the NHS Covid app on your phone, you can check in with the Q code by the door. Usually, we would chat in the viewing room before your shoot – this will now take place in the studio as much as possible, to minimise any surface contact. While in the studio we aim to social distance as much as possible. This means you may be asked to move a prop into place, or help position children for photos.
What happens if you have symptoms of coronavirus or are self isolating when your shoot date arrives…
We ask that you do not come to the studio and tell us as soon as possible if you or any member of your immediate family have symptoms of coronavirus or test positive for the virus. Don’t worry, we will rearrange your shoot for a time when you are well.
Is there a limit to the number of people we can have in the studio…
The relaxing of social distancing rules mean that we no longer have to restrict the number of people in the studio. For larger groups, however, we will try to minimise the time spent in the studio and take more photos outside.
What if you only want outdoor photos…
That’s no problem at all! If you want all of your photographs taken outside we have lots of beautiful locations to use in Worden Park, so you will still get a great choice of images. We always try to incorporate some outdoor photos in our sittings, and these will now be prioritised. Using a long camera lens means social distancing is much easier.
Photographer Karen Riches is fully vaccinated and lateral flow tests are being taken twice weekly. For close contact shoots, such as newborns, an additional lateral flow test will be taken on the morning of your shoot.
Our Coronavirus Studio Photography Policy will continue to be updated, as and when guidance from the government changes.
If you have any questions that we haven’t covered, or if there is anything else you’d like to ask before your shoot, please get in touch!
We look forward to seeing you! x