Infection Prevention & Control Policy
The Beauty Shop
All of us have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It has been an extremely challenging time for all of us, and is going to face us with a lot of unknown situations going forward.
We would like to say thank you for your support during these uncertain times, we can’t wait to welcome you all back to the salon! We have missed you and are looking forward to pampering you all again.
Our priority is to keep you as safe as possible, the health and well-being of our clients and staff is incredibly important to us. Prior to re-opening the salon we have implemented a number of changes which we would like to make you aware of. During the time the salon has been shut, we have completed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Prevention and Control course which is accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists Ltd, the UK trade body for our industry and the Barbicide Covid 19 Certification. We have since made a number of changes in the way that we operate that you will notice when you next visit.
If I/any of our staff feel ill or have symptoms of C0VlD-19, I/they will self-isolate immediately and not come into the salon. This may mean that we have to cancel your appointment at short notice. We appreciate that this may be inconvenient but it is done entirely for your own safety. If your appointment is cancelled you will be able to re-book again.
If you or any of the people you live with feel ill or display any symptoms of C0VlD-19 – please advise us as soon as possible and DO NOT COME TO THE SALON FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.
Visiting the Salon
For your safety and to maintain social distancing as much as possible, we ask that you attend your appointments as close to the appointment time as possible. Please do not turn up early for appointments as this may mean that you come into contact with other clients who are just leaving.
To allow us to keep people in the salon to a minimum at one time we will be operating ‘by appointment only’. The door while remain locked so that only clients that have booked an appointment will be aloud on the premises.
You will have access to soap and hot water to wash your hands with as soon as you enter the salon and we will also have hand sanitiser available for you to use when you come into the salon and we would advise you use it straight away.
We would also ask that it is compulsory to wear a mask for your appointment due to being unable to abide by social distancing. We would advise you to bring your own (in the event you do forget we do have some available to purchase at a small fee). If you fail to wear a mask we will not be able to carry out your treatment.
We have also invested in protective screens that will be on the manicure stations and at reception to ensure the clients and our staff safety as much as possible.
We have always had an extremely high standard of cleaning but have increased the frequency of cleaning in the salon including making sure that common surfaces, toilets door handles etc. are wiped clean using disinfectant products between every client.
All tools and equipment will be disinfected or sterilised in line with the specific manufacturers’ instructions for your safety.
We will understand and not be offended if you wish to wear disposable gloves when you visit the salon and during your treatment if this is appropriate.
Please don’t be surprised or upset if our staff use personal protective equipment (PPE) during your visit and during your treatment. This may include disposable gloves / face masks / aprons where appropriate.
We can confirm that the laundering of salon towels and uniforms is a priority, we can assure you that all salon laundry is washed at 60 degrees C.
We have carried out a risk assessment on all treatments and we are confident that we can continue to provide nail treatments, massage and waxing safely. Due to government guidelines we will not be able to provide lash treatments or any facial treatments until further notice.
There will be an additional £5 charge to help cover PPE, deep cleaning and additional time to ensure your safety.
We have also applied a maximum waiting time of 5 minutes after your appointment for allowing nails to dry after a file and polish. This will to be avoid the clash of clients and abide by social distancing rules.
During your treatment
Our staff understand the importance of hand hygiene and we will ensure that we wash our hands in according with NHS recommendations before the start of your treatment.
We will try to make your treatment as safe, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. If you have any concerns about your treatments please let us know and we will do what we can to satisfy you.
After the treatment
All of these procedures have been implemented for your safety and our staff. We will continue to take advice from the Government and the NHS regarding safe practice and will amend them as necessary.
Thanks you for your understanding.
The Beauty Shop