COVID-19 Policy -
New Rules and Regulations
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Prevention & Control Policy
Elegant Beauty By Emma
All of us have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have been very busy since we were able to reopen, and I'm so glad to be able to see you and treat you all again. To ensure my clients safety, I am still carrying out some COVID-19 policies and health and safety measures that we implemented at the very start of the pandemic as well as some modified practices. This is to ensure not only your safety, but my safety and the safety of my business.
During the time the salon was shut, I 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. I have since made a number of changes in the way that we operate that you will notice when you next visit.
If I feel ill or have symptoms of C0VlD-19, I will self-isolate immediately and not come into the salon. This may mean that I have to cancel your appointment at short notice. I 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. I have amended the 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, I 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.
I 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 in-between each client.
All tools and equipment will be disinfected or sterilised in line with the specific manufacturers’ instructions for your safety.
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.
I will understand and not be offended if you wish to wear a face mask or wear disposable gloves when you visit the salon and during your treatment if this is appropriate.
Please don’t be surprised or upset if I use personal protective equipment (PPE) during your visit and during your treatment. This may include disposable gloves / face masks / aprons where appropriate. This is for your safety.
I can confirm that the laundering of salon towels and uniforms is a priority I 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 every day.
We have carried out a risk assessment on all treatments and we are confident that we can continue to provide these safely. I will continue to monitor the guidelines put in place by the government and make changes if needs be. If you have any queries about any of the treatments I offer being carried out safely please get in touch.
During your treatment
I understand the importance of hand hygiene and I will ensure that I will wash my hands in according with NHS recommendations before the start of your treatment.
I will try to make your treatment as safe, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. If you have any concerns about your treatments please let me know and I will do what I can to advise you.
After the treatment
I will be accepting payment by card as usual, cash payments will still be accepted but if you can try and have the correct money this will make the transaction easier and ensures less money handling/exchanging takes place.
All of these procedures have been implemented for your safety and mine. I 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.
Last Updated - 16th January 2023