Sanitary Measures

Calia has put several sanitary measures in place to limit the spread of COVID‑19. Despite such measures, by booking a Session at Calia, you admit to being aware of the possible risks of contamination.

Read carefully, as failure to comply with these measures will result in expulsion.

Calia reserves the right to modify these sanitary measures or to suspend in-person services at any time depending on the epidemiological situation.*

Mesures sanitaires (pour popup tests seulement)

It should be noted that Alie, the professional, also works as an orderly (PAB) in a long-term care center (CHSLD). Although Alie follows the government and the CHSLD’s health measures to the letter; additional measures have been put in place at Calia in order to reduce the risk of contagion as much as possible, both for Calia’s clients and for the CHSLD’s beneficiaries.

Sanitary measures taken in relation to the professional, Alie

  • Alie received her four Pfizer vaccines (two of which are booster shots every 5 or 6 months).
  • Alie still wears a mask in every public places and washes her hands.
  • Alie has a nasopharingeal screening test (more accurate than gargling) within 72 hours of each session.

Sanitary measures taken in relation to Calia’s Space

  • Door handles and other frequently touched surfaces are disinfected between each session.
  • Sheets, pillowcases, blankets, uniform, etc., are changed and washed between each session.

Sanitary measures taken in relation to the clients

  • Screening test
    Considering the current prioritization of screening tests, Calia will not ask its clients to provide a screening test result. If you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms you should stay home anyway.
  • Screening test
    Two (2) to three (3) days before your session, you must have been tested for COVID‑19 (NO need for a PCR test; a simple screening test, nasopharingic or gargling, is sufficient). Obviously, you must have received a negative result in order to be able to come to the appointment. (The test must have been done within 72 hours of the appointment, but it takes 24 to 48 hours to get the result; hence the instruction to carry out the test 2 to 3 days before.) You can forward the email, print it out, or simply show the email containing the date of the test and the negative result on your cell phone once you’re here.
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  • Adequate vaccination
    There are two conditions to be able to consider your vaccination as adequate:
    • (1) Having had at least two vaccines (full shots) for at least two weeks.
    • (2) Having had your last shot less than 5-6 months ago. If it has been more than 5 or 6 months since you’ve had your last shot, you will have to go and get a new one, and then wait 2 weeks before your next in-person session.
    • You will therefore have to present your vaccination passport (if you’re using a paper version, make sur you also print the dates you’ve had your vaccines) or any proof of vaccination showing the dates of the said vaccinations.
    • How to get vaccinated against COVID-19
    • (3) Not having had any vaccinations, but only if you have had COVID-19 in the last 2 months and have been symptom free for at least 7 days (proof of positive result required). You will therefore have to present the positive result of your COVID-19 screening test; either a dated photo of a rapid test or the email of a test carried out at a screening centre.
  • Symptoms
    Before coming to Calia, you check if you are at risk of COVID‑19 contagion (presence of flu or COVID‑19 symptoms; recent positive result in the COVID‑19 screening test or have been in contact with someone who has or suspects to have COVID‑19). If this is the case, you must contact Alie and cancel your session at no cost (there is no cancellation fee in the event of COVID‑19) or consequence (you can reschedule an appointment and cancel again as often as necessary).
    See the list of COVID‑19 symptoms
    Get a COVID-19 test
  • Mask
    When you arrive at Calia, you must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth.
  • When you arrive at Calia, you must present:
    • (1) your vaccination passport (QR code) on paper, digital, or with the Vaxicode app (if you’re using a paper or digital version, make sur you also print the dates you’ve had your vaccines) or any proof of vaccination showing the dates of the said vaccinations;
      How to obtain your vaccine passport
    • OR a positive result to a rapid test (dated photo) or to a test carried out in a screening center (email) which is less than 2 months old, but at least 2 to 3 weeks old;
      Find a COVID‑19 testing centre near you
    • (2) a valid piece of ID with photo.
  • Once inside, you must go to the bathroom to change your clothes (clean, comfortable, and decent clothes (minimum pants and t-shirt, no shorts or camisole)).
  • Before entering Calia’s Space, you must remove your mask, disinfect your hands and then put on a new disposable mask (provided by Calia). The masks are disposable, but proudly made in Canada (Humask) and then safely recycled.
  • After the explanations, you will have to sign the service contract which now includes an acknowledgment clause of the possible risks of infection with COVID‑19 due to the nature of the activity (in other words, you confirm that you are aware that despite all the sanitary measures put in place, there is still a risk of contamination from COVID‑19 (see service contract))
  • Throughout the session, the mask must be kept in place and cover the nose and mouth.
  • Certain positions presenting a greater risk of infection may be refused.
  • You agree to notify Alie in the event of the appearance of flu or COVID‑19 symptoms or obtaining a positive result in the COVID‑19 screening test within the next 14 days following the session.

If you agree to follow all these sanitary measures

all you have to do now is book your
Cuddle Therapy in-person Session!

If you can’t or don’t want to follow all these sanitary measures

you still can book a Virtual Session!

Otherwise, you can also consult the following pages

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Cuddle therapy does not include, under any circumstances, any form of explicit or implicit sexuality. ?
Cuddle therapy is not a licensed medical practice and should not replace the consultation of a health professional, either physical or psychological. ?
Calia has put several sanitary measures in place to limit the spread of COVID‑19. Despite such measures, by booking a Session at Calia, you admit to being aware of the possible risks of contamination. ?



*These changes are temporary and subject to change. Calia is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to adapt its services according to the situation. To stay informed, follow Calia on social networks or receiving Alie’s Emails (see page footer).
For more valid information on the situation in Quebec, consult the page of the Government on Coronavirus.
If you experience stress or anxiety about the coronavirus, you can call toll-free 1 877 644-4545.