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Post Covid-19: what to expect

With the UAE beginning to open-up again after lockdown, I thought it would be useful to share with you 10 things you should be expecting from your photographer post Covid-19.

Note that these are 'common sense' suggestions and do not include any official healthcare professional advice, but rather should be taken as a starting point for best-practice ideas for our photography industry going forward.

1) Checks in advance

Your photographer should be asking you in advance if you or anyone in the family has experienced any Covid symptoms over the last 14 days. You should expect the same from them; and if either parties have shown symptoms then of course the session should be rescheduled with no additional cost for doing so. Check your photographer's booking policy in advance of booking your shoot.

2) Temperature checks

As it is standard procedure upon entering malls, supermarkets, shops and restaurants in the UAE, please be prepared for your photographer to temperature check you at the start of your shoot. It feels a bit socially awkward to do this as it definitely is not a rapport-building exercise! But it's definitely an essential to do so. Your photographer should also be temperature-checking him/herself and showing you the result. If any of you have raised temperatures then the shoot should not go ahead and should be rescheduled for another date.

3) Socially distancing