What are we doing at Stuart Bailey Photography?
My priority as a photography business is to be responsible and respectful to my client's health as well as my own.
Therefore I am taking these necessary steps to do my bit during the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease here in the UK.
During this January to February 2021 national lockdown, photo shoots can happen as usual but with some limitations.
1. Event Photography: I won't be photographing events until the government says it is safe to do so.
2. Meetings: Meetings with new or existing clients will continue to be conducted over the phone, or preferably by video call via Zoom etc for the foreseeable future.
3. Travel: I am limiting my travels, especially into Central London and crowded places, and will not be taking public transport unless absolutely necessary.
4. Disinfecting of Equipment: Before and after every shoot I am disinfecting all my equipment; bags, cameras, lenses, phone, car, and keys. Anything that could be vulnerable.
5. Masks: I wear a mask while working inside to help protect myself and others.
6. Safe Distance Markings and Signage: Where possible due to the new variant of Coronavirus I'm aiming for everyone to stay 3 metres apart, or at least 2 metres as a minimum.
For specific shoots I am marking on the ground the safe 2 metre (6ft) distance so that it's clear for my clients where is safe to stand.
I am also putting up signs on the meeting room doors etc to show that there is a photo shoot taking place to stop accidental entry.
Where possible, I am also implementing an in/out system for people flow.
7. Crew: I am working with a stripped down crew, or no crew at all on most commercial or advertising photography shoots.
This depends on each shoot, whether it's conducted at an inside or outside location, confined to a small space such as a train carriage or aircraft, or a large warehouse or studio space where people are able to maintain a 3m or strict 2m distance.
8. Personal Measures: I am working from and staying at home as much as possible. I am also limiting going to public places as much as I can too.
I sanitise my phone, keys etc regularly and keep 70% alcohol hand sanitiser on me at all times when out of the house.
9. Bookings: I am still open for business throughout the early 2021 national lockdown and am taking bookings for commercial photography and portrait and headshot photography adhering to the physical distancing rules keeping 2 metres (6ft) apart.
Even during normal times, the lenses I use for portrait and commercial photography means I usually keep 2 - 5 metres apart from my subject anyway.
Before your photo shoot, I will be contacting you a day before to check whether anyone involved in the shoot is feeling ill or has symptoms of coronavirus.
You should also contact me as soon as possible if someone has symptoms so that we can re-arrange the photo shoot.
I will also let you know if I myself have any symptoms before hand, and if so, the shoot will be postponed until I have recovered.
Note: I will be updating this Covid-19 update blog as things continue.
For more information and the latest updates on the Coronavirus issue, please visit the UK Government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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