We have put together some helpful tips on how YOU can ensure your salon is COVID-19 safe!
- CREATE YOUR COVID-SAFE PLAN
The COVID-Safe Plan is mandatory for the beauty industry and recommended for hairdressers and barbers. Find out everything you need to know here.
- NO MAGAZINES
The virus can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours, so it is safest to remove communal objects like magazines.
- DISPOSABLES WHERE POSSIBLE
Use disposable cups and plates when serving drinks and food, as well as disposable capes and towels.
- NO UNNECESSARY CONTACT
We all know that working in the hair & beauty industry requires a lot of close contact with clients, however, keep this to the absolute minimum. This means no handshakes, hugging etc.
- SANITISE, SANITISE, SANITISE!
Wash your hands regularly. Have clients use hand sanitiser upon arrival or wash their hands with hot soapy water for at least 20 seconds as soon as they enter the salon, as well as before they leave. Use sanitiser to wipe down stations and basins between clients. Clean all equipment including tools, capes, towels etc between clients.
Communicate with your clients. Let them know the policies and procedures you have in place. Ask them if they have any symptoms and whether they have come into contact with the virus. This can be done via a questionnaire upon arrival. SAHBA has created a “Health Disclosure Form”, which you can use (click here to download). If they answer yes to any of those questions, you should kindly ask them to return when they are feeling better or have been quarantined for the appropriate amount of time. ALL clients (including walk-ins) need to have their name and contact number recorded.
- SOCIAL DISTANCING
You are legally obligated to implement social distancing. You must allow for 1 person per 4 square meters. This may mean you can’t operate at your usual capacity so please check and make adjustments. This also applies to your waiting area.
- OPTIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS
Some salons are also implementing temperature checks upon arrival. Wearing gloves and face masks are recommended for the practitioner, and masks are recommended for clients wherever possible.
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