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Covid19 infection prevention and control policy

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Prevention & Control Policy 

For 

The Nail and Beauty Lounge 

All of us have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in one way or another, we have missed working in the salon and completing treatments and are very glad to be back. 

Our priority is to keep you as safe as possible, and 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. All the team have also completed Barbacide Covid infection control courses.  We have since made a number of changes in the way that we operate that you will notice when you next visit. 

Booking Appointments 

If any of our staff feel ill or have symptoms of C0VlD-19, 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. We have amended our booking terms and conditions and you will not be charged for any appointments which you miss due to illness/ other. 

Visiting the Salon 

For your safety and to maintain social distancing, 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. 

We 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 each client and at the end of every day. 

All tools and equipment will be disinfected or sterilised in line with the specific manufacturers’ instructions for your safety between each client 

All nail clients will now have files that will only be used on one client, and will be stored between appointments to further prevent cross contamination.   

Wherever possible we will utilise environmentally, friendly, single use items during a treatment that will be disposed of safely after use in order to protect you from cross infection.  

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. 

We will provide you with a mask upon entry to the salon to further protect our tem and other clients from the spread of covid19.  

All the team will be wearing a visor to comply with the government requirements for our industry, we may also be wearing masks, gloves and aprons.  

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 

All disposable items are bagged and safely removed from the treatment area between each client.  

Our treatments 

We have carried out a risk assessment on all treatments and we are confident that we can continue to provide hand,  feet and body treatments safely.  Unfortunately we cannot provide any treatments within the facial area as these are in the high risk area as decided by the government. 

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 

In order to avoid handling of cashwe would prefer if you could pay for your treatment by card.  

All of these procedures have been implemented for your safety and that of 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. 

Danielle Laird and Natalie Smith