Version III: 11th August 2022
Bodyology Massage School is fully open to all classes.
In line with government and industry guidelines, Bodyology Massage School has implemented various measures and changes to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid-19 whilst teaching our courses.
The safety of our students & staff is our top priority. Whilst there is no risk-free environment, this is Bodyology's effort to reduce the risk to a minimum, yet Bodyology does not guarantee or warrant against the risk of infection.
For our full Code of Practice, please see our Risk Assessment for Covid-19
• Course sizes have been reduced to give enough space and keep everyone safe.
• All the Introduction courses, Advanced Massage Courses, clinic days & final theory/practical exams will be taught entirely using F2F (Face to Face). See more details below. We have a protective procedure for the Face to Face classes. See below.
• The professional diploma courses: following UK schools & universities, we have adopted the following approach:
Most theory classes will be taught face to face, some online using Zoom, our Virtual Campus videos and online learning facilities and more. • We are continuously assessing all the risks associated with the Covid-19 virus. • This document shows our plan in full detail (Risk Assessment)
• More details below
The past & future at Bodyology
We postponed all our courses as of March 15th 2020 till late August 2020 (including all the introduction, professional diploma and advanced courses). However, we continued teaching the professional diploma courses (those who started before the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic) via Zoom and webinars, ‘to keep the momentum’ of studying going. We reopen our classes from September 2020 till January 2021 for normal classes. We close again from January to March 2021 and reopen on March 12th 2021 with the rest of the country's schools and universities. From September 2021, based on the government and the Massage Training Institute new regulation, we have change the Code of Practice to the current one (see below)
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought worldwide changes, the educational sector being no exception. Methods that were previously not widely used, such as online learning, are today taking the central stage at universities and within higher education. Bodyology’s plan includes those changes whilst ensuring they are reasonable and effective. Bodyology is committed to the highest standards when it comes to teaching during this pandemic, to allow our students to complete their massage courses, with the knowledge and experience similar to any previous courses.
Online Teaching procedure As mentioned above, only some theory lessons will be taught online. This will be done using Zoom webinar sessions, online one-to-one support, our Virtual Campus online & social networking platform and more.
Face-to-face teaching procedure The face-to-face approach will teach all the massage lessons, clinic days, final practical/theory exams, and most theory lessons.
• Bodyology will ask each participant if they have any flu symptoms and assess if they are vulnerable to severe Covid-19 symptoms if infected by emailing all participants before each session.
• Based on each participant's answer, the tutor will 'tailor' an appropriate procedure (using appropriate PPE, pairing, and other classroom procedures. This will be done by the classroom tutor using professional judgement.)
• Participants will be paired up and stay in those pairs for each teaching day. This will reduce the mixing amongst participants.
• There is enough space between the pairs in the teaching rooms
• Reduce moving massage equipment, teaching models, skeletons, posters or handout papers between pairs
• Minimum PPE required: using masks when giving a massage on the face and head area (unless except).
The outcome of each participant's assessment can be categorised into one of the following:
Lower risk. The participant can attend the F2F meeting using the standard procedure.
Moderate risk: there are some concerns about the participant's risk. The participant can still attend the F2F meeting but needs extra caution by using more PPE kits, tightening the classroom procedure, and/or paired up accordingly. This will be done by the class tutor, using professional judgement.
High risk. It's too dangerous for the participants to attend a F2F lesson. The main Bodyology tutor of each F2F will use clinical reasoning to assess the risk outcome. While pairing, each pair will need to use the procedure of the student carrying the highest risk from the list above.
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We have created a comprehensive Code of Practice for our diploma course students.
This will be given to our diploma course students at the beginning of their diploma course.
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