COVID Safe Plan

As part of the requirements to opening up Melbourne after many long months of lockdown, all businesses are required to have a COVID Safe Plan to keep us all safe. I will follow the guidelines issued by the Victorian Department of Health  (DH) and update my COVID Safe Plan to reflect any changes to those guidelines. If you have any questions about my plan, please get in touch.

I am fully vaccinated and am of course happy to confirm that via the Service Victoria app.

Ensure Physical Distancing

1. All meetings with clients will be held via phone or videoconference, wherever possible.

2. I will stay at least 1.5m away from the client(s) during the photoshoot.

3. Outdoor photography shoots will be limited to gathering limits as per current DH guidelines.

4. Wedding photography will be limited as per the current DH guidelines.

5. Outdoor photography locations will be selected to maximise physical distancing from other people.

6. All transactions (contracts and invoicing) will be done electronically. Delivery of images will also be done electronically unless specific physical items (such as prints and/or albums) are ordered.

Wear a Face Covering

1. I will wear a mask throughout the photography session, including outdoors, where social distancing cannot be maintained. 

2. I will carry, and wear when required, a cleaned cloth mask or a single use mask for each session and change any mask that becomes dirty during the session. 

Practise Good Hygiene

1. Vigilant hand and cough hygiene will be maintained at all times by both the client and myself.

2. I will carry hand sanitiser at all times.

3. Clients are not permitted to touch any of my camera equipment.

4. All equipment being used for each session will be cleaned both before and after each session.

5. I will no longer be able to take photos for clients using the client's phone and/or camera. 

Keep Good Records and Act Quickly if Become Unwell

1. The contact details of people being photographed during a session will be collected, ideally prior to the session.

2. If either I or the client(s) becomes unwell, we will get in contact to reschedule the session. In the event of a wedding, if I am unwell and unable to photograph on the day, I will seek to find a similarly skilled photographer to take my place. The subsequent editing and delivery of images will still rest with me unless otherwise advised.

3. If I come into contact with someone with COVID-19, I will notify any clients from the previous 14 days and notify WorkSafe immediately on 13 23 60. Likewise, if any clients from a photography session come into contact with a person with COVID 19 within 14 days of a photography shoot, they must inform me. 

Avoid Interactions in Close Spaces

1. Photography sessions will be conducted outdoors, wherever possible, and/or physical distancing will be maintained wherever possible when indoors.

2. For any sessions indoors, ventilation will be increased, wherever possible, by opening doors and/or windows. 

Create Workforce Bubbles

1. As a sole operator, I will be working alone.

Last updated on 16 November 2021

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