COVID-19: STAYING SAFE AFTER ‘FREEDOM DAY’

Jul 19, 2021

Hello, gorgeous! Can you believe it? So-called ‘Freedom Day’ is finally here! As restrictions are lifted and life returns to somewhat normal, it is still of vital importance to me that I’m doing everything I can to keep us both safe from Covid-19, so here’s how things will be going down for all Branding By Tigz bookings until further notice…

COVID-19: STAYING SAFE AFTER ‘FREEDOM DAY’ - Photo of Blossom And Buttercups on an Influencer shoot for Splendette
Blossom&Buttercups aka Sam Elson for Splendette Jewellery, 2020

SHARING IS CARING

Let’s start by addressing the most important topic: disclosing your symptoms. If you or someone in your household…

  • Has a new, persistent cough 
  • Has a high temperature
  • Is presenting with flu-like symptoms
  • Loses/experiences changes to their sense of taste or smell
  • Has been pinged and/or told to isolate, 
  • Has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last two weeks

…please email me straight away and let me know before you turn up to your shoot. As frustrating as it may be to put your level up plans on hold for what could be nothing more than a bluetooth malfunction, my chosen human, who I live with, is immunocompromised and I am just not in a position to take risks. Similarly, I will honour you by disclosing my own symptoms to protect you and your loved ones. Any client affected by this will be offered a re-schedule within 90 days of the original shoot date, so no need to worry, you will not miss out on your booking.

I’LL SHOW YOU MINE IF YOU SHOW ME YOURS (YOUR COVID-19 LATERAL FLOW TEST, THAT IS)

To keep all of us extra safe, I am doing regular lateral flow tests at home to keep tabs on my own Covid-19 status and make sure I’m not passing anything on myself. Lateral Flow Tests are not compulsory for clients, but if you want to reciprocate, with us both doing a test the morning before our shoot and share the results, I’d absolutely love that! If you don’t already have tests at home, you can order some here. I believe you can also pick some up from your local pharmacy.

MASK UP, GORGEOUS!

On your way? Although masks are no longer a legal requirement in the UK, I will still be asking you and every other member of the creative team to wear a mask during our time together, only removing it during make-up and when getting your pose on in front of the camera. Mine is there to protect you so you can continue to live life to the fullest – and yours is there to protect me so I can stay healthy and continue bringing personal branding joy to my other clients. Even if you’re totally over the whole mask situation, wearing a mask for someone else is a beautiful sign of respect and I will love you forever if you humour me for a few hours whilst I make you feel like a superhuman! 

ANTIBACTERIAL HAND GEL IS THE NEW CHANEL NO 5

What’s that fruity scent, darling? Oh, it’s my antibacterial hand gel! Please make sure to sanitise/wash your hands on arrival and I always have a bottle of antibacterial hand gel on me if you need a top-up. I will also make sure to keep everything sanitised that is within my power. 

SOCIALLY DISTANCED HUGS

Anyone else really missing hugs? For now, I’m still keeping my distance and so clothing adjustments and our usual hugs are off the cards, but I’ll give you all the verbal directions you need to pose to perfection… and I’m 100% game for a socially distanced dance-off after the shoot if you are! 

KEEPING IT SIMPLE

Whilst I usually allow assistants on shoots, right now I ask that we all keep our creative shoot team as small as humanly possible – one less person means one less risk factor for all of us! Drop me an email before your shoot and let me know how many people you expect to be attending (stylists, make up artists, models, videographers, etc) and we’ll do what we can to minimise risk for everyone involved.

GET VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19

And last but not least, I will be fully vaccinated as of the end of this week, so you can rest assured knowing I have done everything in my power to protect you! I know not everyone has the ability to be vaccinated, but if you can, I would love for you to consider doing the same.


HAVE ANOTHER COVID-19 RELATED QUESTION?

Let me know your questions and concerns via the Contact Page and I’ll do my best to answer everything for you. I can’t wait to see you in front of my camera!


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