M A Studios – Covid19 Guidance

This guidance has been compiled taking into account all government guidance relevant to this business publicised on the government webpage: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Printouts of relevant government guidance are kept on site.

Please read all the following information as it is relevant to every booking.

Failure to comply will cancel your booking, before or after its commencement.

Before attending the studio:

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), please DO NOT attend the studio. You must stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test. The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

Stay at home (self-isolate) – do not leave your home or have visitors. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also self-isolate.

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, should also get a test if they have symptoms.

Get a test:  www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test


General Covid Precautions:

Vulnerability: At the time of booking, please advise of any health conditions that may make you (and/or anyone attending the studio with you) more vulnerable to Covid19 so any extended precautions can be considered.

Arriving At The Studio: Appointments are spaced to allow ample time between each for cleaning and ventilation. To avoid any overlap between appointments, you must arrive within the 15 minutes prior to your booking start time and ensure you are ready to leave no later than 15 minutes of the appointment end. Please enter through the open gate of the yard to the left of the front door. The side door will be open for you to enter the building.

Test & Trace: We highly recommend attendees assist Test and Trace when entering our premises. We do have a QR code than can be scanned into the app or details can be provided in case they are required to assist the NHS Test and Trace service. The information we recommend providing, which we will hold on file on the premises for 21 days is: Your name (model name will suffice), contact number and date of visit including arrival and departure time.

Cleaning/Hygiene: Sanitisers, tissues, antibacterial wipes and disposable gloves are available on each floor of the studio. Please practise good hygiene by cleaning your hands regularly and catching any coughs and sneezes in a tissue (which should be binned immediately), or the crook of your elbow if caught off guard. Please wash your hands after discarding tissues.

A 2m social distance is easily achievable in the studio, but we do have 3 layer disposable paper masks and disposable gloves available if they are needed for any reason. All bins throughout the studio are non-contact, either open top or pedal bins. All waste will be removed each day unless notification has been received of a visitor testing positive, in which case it will be stored safely for 72 hours as advised.

The bathroom is cleaned after every booking. Antibacterial liquid hand wash, hand sanitiser and paper towels are available. Antibacterial wipes are also provided if you wish to clean anything yourself.

We use a Fog-It sanitising fogger machine after every booking. The manufacturer states: Its special agents attack and destroy all germs, bacteria, viruses and spores in its path leaving a cleaner, safer environment.

All frequently touched surfaces are cleaned after every booking. The bedding in the glamour studio is changed after every booking: bedspread, pillow cases and bottom sheet. We interchange between 2 pairs of pillows. There is a PVC sheet between the bottom sheet and the mattress which is cleaned between each booking.

Ventilation: An air purifier has been placed in both the main studio rooms. Please leave this running throughout your booking. If video production is taking place and noise may be an issue, please turn on the air purifiers between scenes. The air purifiers are turned on upon my arrival, at least 30 minutes before any appointment.

Refreshments: Sadly with the guidance that crockery/utensils should not be shared, we are not offering free tea/coffee etc. We do have 500ml bottles of chilled still water available.

Studio Hire Specific Information:

We are now opening all areas of the studio, but there are no windows in the building so wish for to be aware of the precautions taken so you can make your own decisions regarding mask wearing and social distancing. Downstairs (the glamour studio), the back door will be left open allowing air in, while privacy remains in the main studio room as it is curtained off from the sofa/kitchen area. There is an air purifier in each main studio room for added protection. If video production is taking place, it may not be possible to leave the door open, so we advise that breaks are taken between each scene to allow airflow. The sofa area and yard may also be used.

Upstairs (the fetish studio) also has an air purifier. There is a small air vent in the changing room, so we recommend leaving the door propped open to this room wherever possible to allow airflow.

As the usual changing room is upstairs, the dressing table set can now also be used as a temporary changing room for those wishing to stay in a more ventilated room. There is a room divider screen that can be used around the area for privacy. There is a mirror on the dressing table and a full length mirror also. The lighting is not as good as in the usual changing room, so we strongly suggest makeup application before arrival if using this changing area.

We ask that any smaller props handled are left together on top of the bed in either studio for thorough cleaning.