Covid-19 Policy and Declaration
Last updated 18/04/2021
Cocoon & Bloom is committed to keeping you, your baby and your extended family safe. Our Covid-19 policy incorporates the most up to date UK official guidance and works in partnership with the venue providers' risk assesssments and own Covid-19 policies.
Where possible, and as described in the venue outlines, entrance and exit routes are taken into consideration, along with open windows and ventilation, hygiene, equipment sterilisation, social distancing measures and the removal of shared equipment.
In all venues, there will be hand sanitiser stations as you enter the building - you must use this as you arrive. I will also have hand sanitiser readily available. All venues have toilet facilities which are open for you to use, and extra cleaning routines have been implemented by the venue owners.
There will be no refreshments provided in Hawkhurst KGV or Beechwood Hall (Maidstone) in line with current hygiene standards. Classes at Gulliver's Play Café can be purchased before and after class.
All venues have extensive cleaning regimes in response to Covid-19 and floors/surfaces/high contact areas cleaned before and after each class. Mats will be cleaned with hospital-grade cleaning wipes after every use. For Baby Yoga and Baby Massage classes I recommend you bring your own blanket/towel for your baby to lie on. For Baby Confidence/ Cake & Confidence classes, please bring a blanket for the guided relaxation.. I would also recommend you bring your own cushion for your comfort, as current guidelines leave me unable to provide them for you. There will be no shared equipment.
Social distancing measures will be put in place in all venues (2m between mats), with your designated area clearly visible upon your arrival. Class sizes have been reduced to allow for social distancing. Only one parent per child can attend Baby Massage, Baby Yoga, and seasonal specials. No spectators are allowed during Aquanatal classes.
Please arrive on time (certainly no sooner than 5 minutes) and await invitation into the venue. If you are early, please can I ask that you wait in the car (if appropriate at the venue) to avoid queuing or crowding around the entrance.
Please limit the amount of personal belongings you bring to class. To encourage mobile babies to stay on the mat, you are permitted to bring a few toys with you, however please ensure these toys stay on your mat, and are not shared with other babies.
Current Government guidance states that face coverings must be worn at all indoor venues. Please can you ensure that you wear a face covering when entering and exiting all venues for classes. During Baby Massage and Baby Yoga classes you will be able to remove your mask when on your mat, as your baby relies on your facial expressions. If at any point you need to move around the room, please pop your mask back on. For Confidence & Cake classes, as these take place in a café with refreshments, you will be able to remove your mask when seated. For Aquanatal classes, as these are water-based exercise classes, you will be without a mask in the pool, but must wear a face covering at all other times.
Signing indoors is currently only permitted for groups of up to 6 adults, and this is particularly pertinent to baby yoga classes (and at times, baby massage). With this awareness, depending on class sizes, you will be advised at the time of the class whether singing can go ahead, or if it will just be for the instructor to do. Classes can also be adapted to more nursery rhymes and less songs.
If you are unwell, or showing symptoms of Covid-19 YOU MUST NOT ATTEND CLASS and will need to isolate for the recommended time frame as per NHS guidance. Please refer the NHS Covid-19 website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for signs, symptoms and advice.
There will be no refunds for missed classes.
Should classes be closed down due to local/national lock-down or changes to Government guidelines, they will be converted to online classes via Zoom. There will be no refund for this conversion. The exception to this will be Aquanatal classes - if these can not go ahead due to closure to the pool or local/national lock-down or changes to Government guidelines, you will be offered a refund for any outstanding classes or the option to transfer it to credit for Baby Massage or Baby Yoga classes.
Cocoon & Bloom and partner venues fully support Track and Trace to stop the spread of Covid-19 and therefore will be keeping a record of class attendees, together with names, contact numbers, class dates and times. This information will be securely recorded for 21 days in accordance with Track and Trace guidance, after which time it will be destroyed.
If you test positive for Covid-19, you must contact Cocoon & Bloom's class provider, Henrietta immediately on 07803012084, or by email .
Please now sign the Covid-19 Policy declaration below. If you have any questions prior to signing, please email .
Thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times. Please rest assured that yours and your family's health and safety is at the forefront of every decision made by Cocoon & Bloom.