ERA / BARSI Covid Protocol

for Staff, Instructors, Students and Clients

Security guidelines at the European Rolfing® Association e. V. and British Academy of Rolfing SI, CIC (01.12.2021)

Students, instructors and clients will follow the following Covid protocol guidelines.  The purpose of this protocol is to protect all involved in the training from Covid and from any complaints of negligence.  This protocol follows UK health recommendations and those from the ERA.

To ensure the safety of students, instructors, class clients and employees in the immediate vicinity, the following measures are mandatory, in addition to the usual hygiene practices. 

Students, Instructor, and team:  please email in your consent to this Covid Protocol.

Clients: please agree the consent on your health form and return to BARSI.

Thank you, the BARSI team

General preparation 

  • Every student, instructor and assistant needs to bring a negative Covid test at the beginning of a course and every 3rd day.  You may do a rapid test (valid 24 h). 
  • Every client coming in for sessions will be tested at class with a home test (valid 24 h).
  • All (including clients) will fill out a Covid track and trace form (see bottom of the page) on your first arrival for a Module.
  • All (including clients) will fill out a no-symptoms sheet (see bottom of the page) and mark temperature at the start of each day.  Use thermal thermometers provided in class.
  • Wearing a medical grade (FFP2) mask is required at the Kailash Centre and needs to be changed daily! Tutor may remove their mask to be better understood while teaching.
  • Please wash and disinfect your hands and lower arms as often as possible. After all contact during movement and touch work —  before and after your lunch break etc. 
  • PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO SOCIAL DISTANCING WHEN NOT AT TABLES.  
  • The training rooms should be kept regularly ventilated. Please ensure to ventilate for 20 minutes, with doors or windows open at each end of the space, after every session with practice clients. Please also ventilate during breaks.
  • Alcohol dispensers will always be available at different points in class.  Please sanitise all practice tables and chairs during key breaks and after client sessions.  
  • We will not provide common refreshments.  Please each keep to one cup for coffee or tea.
  • Students will work with only one partner during any exchange; if changing partners make sure all parties involved wash hands thoroughly and clean the equipment used before proceeding; make sure to change the sheets/pillows in use if working with a new partner. Limit partners during a lesson day to 2 people.  Only two people are allowed at any table at one time.  When observing practicums keep 1.5m apart from other students 


FORM 1 : Covid symptoms and temperature form to be completed and signed each day upon arrival in class.

Applicable for instructors, students and clients.

Reminder: Please report Covid symptoms immediately.

The following are symptoms of Covid. Please notify Hayley Matthews if you have developed any of these symptoms:

  • Do you have a fever or chills?                                                            YES     NO 
  • Do you have a sore throat?                                                                YES     NO 
  • Do you have a runny nose/nasal discharge/nasal congestion?        YES     NO 
  • Do you have a cough?                                                                       YES     NO 
  • Do you have a reduction or change or new loss of smell?                YES     NO
  • Do you have a reduction, change or new loss of taste?                    YES     NO
  • Do you have a headache?                                                                 YES     NO 
  • Do you have “flu-like” muscle or body aches?                                   YES     NO 
  • Do you have a difficulty breathing or shortness of breath?               YES     NO 
  • Do you have a nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea?                                 YES     NO

My temperature today:  

Name:


FORM 2 : Track and Trace form signed at the beginning of every module

Applicable for instructors, students and clients.

Coronavirus/COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is very contagious and is spread mainly by aerosols, droplets and from person-to-person contact. As a result, the UK Government and health agencies set down rules for the congregation of small groups of people.  With that in mind and working alongside ERA we have set up a COVID protocol, which you have read.

To help us protect each other please answer the following questions regarding symptoms of Covid.

  • Do you have a fever or chills?                                                         YES     NO 
  • Do you have a sore throat?                                                                YES     NO 
  • Do you have a runny nose/nasal discharge/nasal congestion?        YES     NO 
  • Do you have a cough?                                                                       YES     NO 
  • Do you have a reduction or change or new loss of smell?                YES     NO
  • Do you have a reduction, change or new loss of taste?                    YES     NO
  • Do you have a headache?                                                                 YES     NO 
  • Do you have “flu-like” muscle or body aches?                                   YES     NO 
  • Do you have a difficulty breathing or shortness of breath?               YES     NO 
  • Do you have a nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea?                                 YES     NO 
  • Have you been told to isolate or restrict movements due to Covid? YES     NO 
  • In the last 14 days have you been in close contact with a person who has Covid?                                                                                                 YES     NO
  • Temperature  ________________________________

I agree to take my temperature and record any symptoms each morning.  In addition, I agree to report any new symptoms when they arise.

ERA / BARSI have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  However, we cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Attending a BARSI module as client, student or instructor could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.


A printed version of both forms above will be available for signature in class. Please do not print these online versions and sign them, thank you.

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