All of us have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On behalf of L BEAUTY we would like to update you on the actions we are taking for your safety and ours.
We have missed being able to offer you the treatments that we know you love, and we are looking forward to seeing you again as soon as possible. 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. We have since made a number of changes in the way that we operate that you will notice when you next visit.
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 with one of our other therapists.
If you or any of the people you live with feel ill or display any symptoms of COVlD-19 – please advise us as soon as possible and DO NOT COME TO THE SALON FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. You will not be charged for any late notice cancellations if this is the case.
We will be doing all consultations by e-mail so there is no exchange of paper or longer visits, our consultations will be updated with the COVID-19 questions.
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.
Please attend your appointment alone and with minimal belongings. 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.
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 consumables during your 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 we will also have hand sanitiser to use and disposable hand towels.
We will understand and not be offended if you wish to wear a facemask or wear disposable gloves when you visit the salon and during your treatment is this is appropriate. (we are awaiting final guidelines).
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, medical graded face masks, visors, goggles if necessary (waiting final guidelines).
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 and all disposable items are bagged and safely removed from the treatment area between each client.
We have carried out a risk assessment on all treatments to ensure correct procedures and we are waiting for guidelines on which treatments we are able to carry out.
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 cash we would prefer if you could pay for your treatment by card, or we may contact you prior to make payment by a bank transfer or an over the phone payment.
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.
11th July 2020