Keeping You and Your Family Safe during In-Person Sessions
As a regulated health professional with a home-based practice, Marnie has developed a safety plan to ensure best practices are implemented to help keep clients, herself, and her family safe from COVID-19. She is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
In order to do this, she follows all relevant requirements set out in:
- The Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA)
- Directives from the Chief Medical Officer of Health
- Local public health orders
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
- The Employment Standards Act (ESA)
- Other relevant legislation
Marnie will continue to stay up-to-date on legal requirements as the pandemic evolves. Specific requirements include:
Screening: parents must complete an online COVID screening form prior to all appointments
Physical Distancing: Marnie will keep a distance of 6 feet or more whenever possible
Masks / Face Coverings: Marnie will wear a 3-ply medical/surgical mask at all times; adults accompanying their children must also wear a mask at all times (homemade, cloth or other). Children must wear a mask to enter/exit the building, with the exception of children under the age of 2 or children who do not tolerate masks. During sessions, toddlers or preschool children are not required to wear masks, however, masks are required for school-age children, if tolerated. With parent consent, children can remove their mask if Marnie needs to see their face as part of the assessment or treatment process.
PPE: Marnie will wear gloves if there is a need to touch your child’s face or mouth.
Capacity Limits: in person sessions will be limited to adult caregivers and siblings only
Hand Hygiene: will be conducted before, during, and after the session, including each time Marnie dons/doffs her mask
High-touch Surface Disinfection: prior to each session
Ventilation: windows will be kept slightly ajar to improve ventilation
In-person sessions will be cancelled in the event that clients, Marnie, or anyone in their respective families, have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19. Online sessions will be offered in these cases. In-person sessions rescheduled when the public health mandated self-isolation period has lapsed.
Adapted from CASLPO’s Pandemic Practice Advice: Personal Protective Equipment