Coronavirus Information

Keeping you up to date with the most recent news on COVID-19, and how Calm Birth & Baby is responding to help keep your classes running.

Making sure you still feel fully supported and prepared is our main priority, and I am doing everything to make sure this still happens. This page will be kept up to date with any changes in our policies as and when the guidance changes. I know that the guidance is changing on a daily basis and for this reason Calm Birth and Baby is taking our response very seriously. I know how important these classes are to you and the support you get from them, and I want you to know that I am doing everything in my power to keep you safe whilst giving you the unconditional support you need especially at a time like this. 

New National Restrictions in place from Thursday November 5th 2020

With new national restrictions in place from the 5th November until the 2nd December 2020 ALL Calm Birth and Baby classes will be held online via Zoom. 

I know this is not the news you were hoping for. I also know there has been a lot of talk about certain parent and baby classes being able to continue during this second lock down period. Unfortunately this information is not as clear cut as I would like. Calm Birth & Baby's main priority is keeping you safe. Looking after you is what I pride myself in and is at the heart of Calm Birth & Baby's philosophy.

I have looked into this extensively and after speaking with local government officials and insurance companies I have heavy heartedly come to this hard decision. Our classes can be taught online, and YES we know just how 'supportive' our classes are, and what a life line they are especially at a time like this, but are they technically 'support groups'? No. Calm Birth & Baby prioritises public health and the health and wellbeing of our parents and babies. I would never want to put you or our local community at risk.

If you are booked on to one of our classes or workshops you will have already have been contacted.

Calm Birth & Baby has taken every necessary steps to ensuring that your classes online are not compromised at all. In fact I know for a lot of you connecting with other expectant and new parents is one of the main reasons you attend these classes. You will be thrilled to know I have never seen groups as close than during the last lock down. I truly believe that when ' women support women, amazing things happen!'. This is at the heart of what I do, educating you whilst bringing you all together creating the support network and community you need. So if you have not booked on yet, please do not hesitate because you will still get so much from our classes and workshops and they are filling up fast despite being online or face to face!

To access the most up to date information on Coronavirus: 

Government National Restrictions 5th November

NHS Coronavirus Information

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - Information during pregnancy and once your baby is here

Online Class Format

  •  Classes are held Live over Zoom

  • You will be emailed the week before class with everything you need to know and what to expect

  • WhatsApp groups are still set up for support

  • Lots of breaks will be taken throughout the Complete Birth Workshops

  • You will NOT be muted all the time, I want you to be able to ask questions and chat with each other

  • The same formats are in place with regards to how the classes run as if you were in person

  • Calm Birth weekly classes - You will be sent music and some tips on how to set your space up so it is calming and relaxing just like in the studio. 

  • Baby classes - Will very much be the same. You will NOT be put on mute, you can all talk, ask questions and most importantly support each other whilst having undisturbed time to bond with your baby.

  • Every class will feel supported.  

Covid Secure in Person Classes

At Calm Birth & Baby the health and safety of our mums and dads is paramount. Our classes have all been risk assessed to comply with being Covid Secure.

Calm Birth and Baby are doing everything to keep you safe by:

  • Only permit pre-booked clients to enter class. This ensures we have all the relevant contact details and medical questionnaires. 

  • Limit class numbers to comply with the latest social distancing guidelines. 2m or 1m plus after from each other

  • Space classes out to allow for adequate cleaning between classes

  • I will use hand sanitiser at the start, end and during the class

  • I will be wearing a face visor throughout the classes and workshops as I will be facing you

  • Clean all hard surfaces before and after class

  • Regular cleaning for all touch points including the bathrooms, stair rails, door handles etc

  • Each expectant mum, expectant mum and birth partner and mum and baby will be given their own allocated pod during the class

  • Temperatures will be taken on entry to the venue

  • I will ask you to bring your own equipment to class like blankets, pillows, rattles and toys for baby classes

  • Keep the venue well ventilated before, during and after the class

  • Provide hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities 

  • Use a back-to-back or side-to-side working rather than face to face when ever possible

  • At no point am I allowed to handle your baby (during baby classes)

  • Wear a face mask everywhere in the venues until you get to your allocated pod and then you may remove it

  • Keep your details for the purpose of track and trace

We ask you in return to:

  • Stay at home if you have had any COVID-19 symptoms (e.g. new persistent cough, high temperature, loss or change of smell or taste) you MUST NOT attend the class. You must stay at home and isolate for 14 days or until you have been tested for coronavirus.

  • If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 during the class, I will advise you to leave straightaway and follow the 'Stay at home' guidelines. I will also ask anyone who has had close contact with the unwell person to wash their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds. All surfaces will be cleaned after the person has left

  • On entry and exit to the building there will be hand sanitiser for you to use

  • Exercising patience on arrival and departure and make sure you socially distance in common areas

  • QR codes will be provided for the purpose of track and trace at each venue

  • Masks must be worn on entry and exit of the venue, when moving around the room and using the toilets. You do not have to wear your mask when you are sat at your allocated pod

  • Everyone should cover their nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing, and wash hands afterwards for 20 seconds with hot water and soap. Dispose of single use tissues in the bin immediately

  • All belongings removed after class

We hope the steps taken will help you to feel relaxed and secure coming to our classes. Supporting you in this sometimes overwhelming period is so important to Calm Birth and Baby. I pride myself in making sure no mum is left behind.

If you would like any more Information on Calm Birth and Baby's policies please do not hesitate to get in contact.

 

Let's work together to keep everyone safe. We want to do everything we can to keep

supporting you.

Exeter | Topsham | Devon

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