Commercial, Business and Lifestyle Photography Client Guidance for our Studio and on location photo shoots from 15.06.2020.
Here at Carlé & Moss we will be taking bookings for Studio Sessions from Monday 15th June 2020 and for on location photo shoots from the same date (unless we have further guidance from the UK Government that advises us not to).
We have put steps in place to ensure that we can work safely.
Before restarting work we are carrying out the necessary risk assessments in our working environments.
For Carlé & Moss HQ and the Carlé & Moss Studio we will not be having face to face meetings until the UK Government advises us that we are safe to do so without protective measures being in place. The objective of this is to reduce transmission associated with face-to-face meetings and maintain social distancing measures.
During this period we will continue meetings and consultations via Zoom and Skype, email and telephone calls. This also minimises non essential travel for both Clients and the Carlé & Moss Team.
To keep us safe and healthy during the current pandemic we are limiting the time we need to be out on location.
When we are on location please be mindful that we might need some frequent extra time for access to hand washing facilities including paper towels, hand sanitiser, masks and gloves.
The Carlé & Moss Team are fortunate in that for the most part we can work from home for admin and edits. We will continue to do this until we are advised otherwise by the UK Government.
The physical and mental well-being of the Carlé & Moss Team is paramount to our work.
Where possible we will be maintaining the recommended two metre social distancing guidelines.
Where this is not possible we will be doing everything practical to manage the transmission risk by:
1. Considering whether an activity needs to continue for the business to operate.
2. Keeping the activity time involved as short as possible.
3. Staggering arrival and departure times, and reducing the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘fixed teams or partnering’.
4. Reducing movement by discouraging non-essential trips.
5. Reducing maximum occupancy for travel. Using individual vehicles rather than sharing as before.
At the Carlé & Moss Photography Studio
For the foreseeable we will operate Studio Photo Shoots for products and lifestyle imagery, and for food photography only here at the Carlé & Moss Photography Studio.
This means that products will need to be dropped off and collected again as per our guidelines issued to our Clients. This minimises unnecessary contact.
Deliveries will be quarantined for three days prior to photography. Deliveries can be in person or by courier and will require social distancing measures as per the guidelines issued by the UK Government.
Quarantining of products and deliveries will of course add time onto a schedule. All parties will need to be mindful of schedules and delivery of imagery dates. Working backwards accordingly to factor in the required amount of time.
For Food Photography that requires Client prep in our kitchen we will adhere to the guidelines issued by the UK Government including but not limited to the wearing of masks, gloves, and aprons, and frequent washing of hands, the wearing of PPE such as aprons, and using the Food Pass area to avoid direct human contact.
When we are on location we will follow the Client’s guidelines which we will require a written copy of 48 hours prior to the photo shoot commencing.
We will require regular and unlimited access to hand-washing facilities, the ability to social distance, PPE including but not limited to face masks, gloves, aprons, etc.
Many of our Clients are homeschooling or have child care challenges at the moment. We remind customers who are accompanied by children that they are responsible for supervising them at all times and should follow social distancing guidelines.
Photography Studios come under the ‘Shops and Branches’ guidelines as set out by the British Government.
The full Government Guidelines can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/shops-and-branches
With all measures at the moment it is very much a team effort which is at very heart of the way that Carlé & Moss works and operates. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.
If you would like more information on our Client Guidance for our Studio and on location photo shoots from 15.06.2020 please get in touch…