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COVIDSafe Plan

This COVIDSafe plan is for Gill Cook Photography, Melbourne Lifestyle Family and Newborn Photographer.

This plan has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines as stipulated on the Victorian government website

Business name: Gill Cook Photography (ABN: 11 891 142 656)

Plan completed by: Gillian Cook

Date created: 21 October 2020

Date of last review: 10 March 2022


This COVIDSafe Plan details the steps implemented to prevent the introduction of coronavirus (COVID-19) to clients of Gill Cook Photography

1. Vaccinations and Check-In

  • The photographer will follow guidelines as per the DHHS.

  • The Photographer is fully vaccinated.

  • All participants aged 16+ need to follow guidelines as per the DHHS regarding vaccination status and eligibility to participate


2. Ensure physical distancing

  • Indoor and Outdoor Photography will follow DHHS guidelines as to the number of people permitted to gather in these situations. 

  • A 1.5m distance between the photographer and client will be maintained.

  • Where social distancing can not be maintained the photographer will wear a face mask.

3. Wear a face covering

  • The photographer will wear a face mask when required according to government guidelines and rules.

  • When used, cloth masks must be washed daily and single-use disposable masks discarded appropriately. If the mask becomes visibly dirty or wet while being used it must be changed immediately.

4. Practice good hygiene

  • Proper hand hygiene will be maintained at all times. This includes adequate hand washing at home before the Photoshoot and regular hand sanitization with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer during and after the photo shoot when necessary.

  • Photography Equipment used by the photographer will be sanitized before and after each photography session.

5. Keep records and act quickly if workers or clients become unwell

  • The photographer will collect contact details of each person at the photo shoot as well as record the date and time of each session.

  • In the event of either the photographer or client(s) becoming unwell before the session, the photo session will be rescheduled.

  • In the event of the photographer coming into contact with a person with COVID19, they will stop photoshoots and resume upon receiving a negative COVID19 test result or at the direction of the relevant authorities.

  • In the event that client(s) come into direct contact with a positive COVID19 case before the photography session, they will inform the photographer to reschedule until receiving a negative COVID19 test result.

  • For School Photography, the attendance register taken by the school will be available for record keeping. The time spent at the school will be recorded by the photographer. 

6. Avoid interactions in enclosed spaces

  • Where possible, outdoor photography will be encouraged.   

7. Create workforce bubbles

  • This is not applicable to Gill Cook Photography


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